|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:12:41 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Who is on the hook for future cleanup costs?" in Libby Montana|
Big question: Who is on the hook for future cleanup costs? by Bob Henline Western News December 12, 2014This week’s release of the toxicity values and human health risk assessment for Libby Amphibole asbestos answered a number of questions plaguing this community. It also raised additional questions.
First and foremost: Who is going to be stuck holding the bag for the remaining cleanup and long-term maintenance?
The $250 million settlement between W.R. Grace & Co. and the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly exhausted. EPA project manager Rebecca Thomas told the Lincoln County commissioners on Wednesday that there was enough money remaining in the fund to complete the operations scheduled for 2015 and possibly 2016, but no more.
According to Thomas, once those funds run out the financial responsibility will fall to the EPA’s Superfund program. Under Superfund regulations, the state assumes responsibility for 10 percent of the cleanup costs.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thewesternnews.com/members/big-question-who-is-on-the-hook- for-future-cleanup/article_c523e376-8240-11e4-8c9d-7b6a16dfb385.html
-- 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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