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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:30:26 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] BoRit Asbestos site, Ambler, Pennsylvania
The community campaign to place the BoRit Asbestos site, in Ambler, Pennsylvania on the "Superfund" National Priorities List is heating up, but the mainstream press hasn't yet taken notice.

Activists have collected 5200 signatures on their petition, and they report that Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty has sent a letter to EPA requesting the NPL listing.

For background, see my February 2007 report at



US Rep Asks EPA to raise Priority of Cleaning BoRit Site

The Asbestos and Mesothelioma Center
May 27th, 2008

Ambler, Pennsylvania – After last week's funding request to the Environmental Protection Agency for money to clean up the BoRit site in Ambler, PA, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz has written a letter to the EPA headquarters supporting the request and the citizen's petition that asks for the site to be included on the National Priorities List.

EPA Region 3 asked EPA headquarters to supply $4 million in Superfund money to clean up the BoRit asbestos site last week. The funding request came from Eduardo Rovira, the eastern EPA branch's on-scene coordinator. Rovira said in the memo that he estimated eighteen months and more than $8.1 million would be needed to "prevent, limit or mitigate the threat posed by hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants at the site."

For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
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