2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:48:52 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Former Macon Naval Ordnance Landfill (GA)
Bibb sites could land on Superfund list

By S. Heather Duncan
Macon Telegraph (GA)
February 19, 2009

With an eye to forcing any past polluters to pay for cleanup, environmental regulators plan to evaluate whether two Bibb County properties should be added to a federal list of the dirtiest sites in America.

The former Macon Naval Ordnance Landfill and neighboring Allied Industrial Park on Guy Paine Road could become eligible for millions of dollars in federal cleanup money if they are added to the National Priority List, commonly known as the Superfund list.

But the Superfund process also involves investigating who is responsible for the contamination and pursuing them to pay for the cleanup first — with the ability to sue for the cost if they refuse, said Don Rigger, Superfund branch chief for the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast region.

Among the potential polluters are the Department of Defense, which operated a naval ordnance plant at the site, and Armstrong World Industries Inc., EPA officials said Wednesday.


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