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Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Nearly two dozen companies will pay more than $40 million to clean up a superfund site in Rhode Island after disposing hazardous waste at the site, which environmental regulators say contaminated the soil, groundwater and surface water.

Portland Harbor

Companies will Pay $746 Million to Clean Up Superfund Site

The EPA will ask more than 150 companies and other groups to foot the $746 million bill to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. The proposed plan to remove 65 contaminants along the 10-mile stretch of Oregon’s Willamette River will take 30 years, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The agency … Read more »

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Fined $6.8M in Largest-Ever Superfund Cleanup Penalty

Schneider Electric has been hit with a $6.8 million penalty for alleged environmental violations — the largest-ever stipulated penalty for cleanup of a Superfund site and the third largest overall in EPA history. The EPA says Schneider Electric violated the terms of a 2002 court-approved Superfund consent decree during its … Read more »

Manufacturers Pay to Clean Up Contaminated Water in NY

Honeywell and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics must pay to clean up a toxic chemical found in a New York village’s drinking water. The Associated Press reports that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to the two industrial companies demanding that they finance a Superfund cleanup in upstate … Read more »

smog

Companies Pay $7 Billion in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in 2015 cost companies more than $7 billion, requiring them to invest in equipment to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement results. In fiscal year 2015, the EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air Act, and Superfund settlements. It also … Read more »

Superfund Site Funding, Cleanup Trends

Superfund Site Funding, Cleanup Trends

Annual federal appropriations to the EPA’s Superfund program have declined, from about $2 billion in 1999 to about $1.1 billion in 2013, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The study also finds EPA site-specific cleanup spending on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal National Priorities List (NPL) … Read more »

Delaware River

Exxon, BP, 10 Others Pay $3.5M, Clean Up Hazardous Waste at Superfund Site

ExxonMobil, BP, DuPont and Veolia are among the 12 private parties that will pay more than $3.5 million as part of a settlement with the EPA related to the Metro Container Superfund Site in Trainer, Pennsylvania. The 12 settling parties will pay an estimated $2.5 million for the investigation and … Read more »

Shell

Shell, GSA to Pay $55M for Soil Cleanup

The EPA has reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and the US General Services Administration for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, California. The cleanup work will prevent surface exposure of industrial chemicals and reduce sources of groundwater contamination … Read more »

Hudson River Superfund Site

GE Decontamination Work at Hudson River Superfund Site to Begin Soon

The EPA has made a plan available for public review that outlines how General Electric will dismantle and decontaminate its 110-acre sediment processing facility that was built to support the dredging of the Hudson River PCBs superfund site. Some 200 miles of the Hudson River, contaminated by hazardous waste, is … Read more »

Statesville Superfund Site

Remediation Pilot Eliminates Nearly 100% of PCE at Superfund Site

A pilot test has successfully eliminated 96 percent to 100 percent of perchloroethene (PCE) at a Superfund site in North Carolina. AST Environmental, working with AECOM in Statesville, North Carolina completed an angle-injected BOS 100 pilot test at a former textiles facility where the toxic chemical was used in a … Read more »