|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Jul 2009 15:02:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Metachem Products, Delaware City, Delaware|
EPA proposes capping part of Metachem site Lower-cost option would permanently cover contaminated soil By JEFF MONTGOMERY Wilmington News Journal (DE) July 22, 2009The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended a $12 million to $19 million pave-over for the worst-contaminated section of the abandoned Metachem Products chemical plant near Delaware City.
More comprehensive cleanup schemes under consideration for the 22.8-acre plant area carried price tags of up to $100 million, according to a document recently released for public comment.
The agency's preferred, lower-cost option -- scheduled for a public hearing July 28 -- would permanently cover untreated soils deeply soaked with toxic chemicals. Contractors already have sunk walls deep into the ground on three sides of the area, as part of a series of containment and cleanup projects that already have cost taxpayers about $70 million.
Other major expenses are pending for more than 40 nearby acres tainted with chlorinated benzene compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other contaminants.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090722/NEWS02/907220323 -- 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 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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