2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 22:42:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Moton School site, 9th Ward Superfund site, New Orleans
Superfund dilemma pollutes school master plan

by Stephen Maloney
New Orleans City Business (LA)
April 21, 2008

As work progresses to develop a master plan for Orleans Parish schools, 
toxic complications are being unearthed at a former Ninth Ward campus.

The Environmental Protection Agency maintains its cleanup from 1994 to 
2000 has made the former site of Moton Elementary School safe. Members 
of a community group disagree, pointing to sinkholes on the campus they 
say could expose dangerous contaminants.

As the New Orleans Public Schools system decides which of its 130 
buildings and 120 schools will be renovated and reopened after Hurricane 
Katrina, Moton’s future is uncertain.

Moton was built on the Agriculture Street Landfill in 1985 and has been 
vacant since the EPA declared it a Superfund site in 1994, designating 
the area as one of the 1,275 locations across the country that have been 
contaminated by hazardous waste and are in need of cleanup because of a 
risk to human health and the environment.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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