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EPA Adds 7 Sites to National Priorities List
Michigan Ag Connection - 05/14/2019

Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of seven hazardous waste sites to the Superfund Program's National Priorities List (NPL). These additions represent commitments from the Agency to advance cleanup to protect communities across the country.

The NPL includes the nation's most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination. The list serves as the basis for prioritizing EPA Superfund cleanup funding and enforcement actions. Only releases at sites included on the NPL are elgibiel to receive federal funding for long-term, permanent cleanup.

"By adding these sites to the National Priorities List, we are taking action to clean up some of the nation's most contaminated sites, protect the health of the local communities, and return the sites to safe and productive reuse," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. "Our commitment to these communities is that sites on the National Priorities List will be a true national priority. We've elevated the Superfund program to a top priority, and in Fiscal Year 2018, EPA deleted all or part of 22 sites from the NPL, the largest number of deletions in one year since Fiscal Year 2005."

The following sites are being added to the NPL:

- Sporlan Valve Plant #1 in Washington, Mo;

- Magna Metals in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.;

- Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area in Minden, W.V.;

- Cliff Drive Groundwater Contamination in Logansport, Ind.;

- McLouth Steel Corp in Trenton, Mich.;

- PROTECO in Penuelas, Puerto Rico; and

- Copper Bluff Mine in Hoopa, Calif.

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