EPA Adds 10 New Superfund Sites, Proposes 8 More

Posted on 9/8/2016 by Roger Marks

US EPA this week announced the addition of ten sites to its National Priorities List (NPL). Sites on the NPL are those designated to undergo cleanup of hazardous substances and are commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites. 

“Superfund” is itself a nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a Federal law that addresses identification and cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. Read more: How Do Sites Get On or Off the Superfund List?

US EPA adds new Superfund sites for HAZWOPER cleanup

Meet the 10 New Superfund Sites!

The newest additions to EPA’s Superfund List illustrate the broad, diverse range of locations that can become subject to liability for cleanup under CERCLA.

The list of new Superfund sites includes:  
  • A Montana aluminum plant that operated between 1955 and 2009
  • Two mining sites in Colorado and California
  • A portion of Wappinger Creek in New York
  • A contaminated groundwater site in Puerto Rico
  • A shipyard in Louisiana
  • A glass and zinc facility in West Virginia
  • A chemical industry facility in Live Oak, Texas
  • Valley Pike VOCs site in Ohio
  • A contaminated drinking water site in Indiana 

8 Other Sites Proposed for the NPL

On top of the 10 new Superfund sites added to the NPL this week, EPA proposed 8 more for future addition.

The 8 proposed sites also represent a wide range of industries, from a copper mine to a battery recycling site, a former cleaners’, and many more. You can find more information about the new and proposed Superfund sites at EPA’s website, including a full list of sites added or proposed for the NPL. 

$99 HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Training

For managers and personnel with responsibilities at “uncontrolled hazardous waste sites” like Superfund sites and other locations where voluntary clean-up activities are performed, Lion now offers the 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher online course. Sign up to meet OSHA’s annual training standard for workers at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. [29 CFR1910.120(a)(1)(i)–(iii)]

To learn more or sign up now, visit today.

Tags: CERCLA, HAZWOPER, osha, Superfund

Find a Post

Compliance Archives

Lion - Quotes

The instructor was very patient and engaging - willing to answer and help explain subject matter.

Misty Filipp

Material Control Superintendent

The instructor kept the class engaged and made learning fun. There was a lot of information to cover but time flew by. I will definitely use Lion in the future!

Chelsea Minguela

Hazmat Shipping Professional

The course is well thought out and organized in a way that leads to a clearer understanding of the total training.

David Baily

Hazmat Shipping Professional

Course instructor was better prepared and presented better than other trainers. Course manual and references were easier to use as well.

Marty Brownfield

Hazardous Waste Professional

Lion courses always set the bar for content, reference, and practical application. Membership and access to the experts is an added bonus.

John Brown, CSP

Director of Safety & Env Affairs

The instructor was probably the best I ever had! He made the class enjoyable, was humorous at times, and very knowledgeable.

Mary Sue Michon

Environmental Administrator

The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided pertinent information above and beyond the questions that were asked.

Johnny Barton

Logistics Coordinator

Attending Lion Technology classes should be mandatory for every facility that ships or stores hazmat.

Genell Drake

Outbound Lead

These are the best classes I attend each year. I always take something away and implement improvements at my sites.

Kim Racine

EH&S Manager

You blew the doors off the competition!

Stephen Bieschke

Facilities Manager

Download Our Latest Whitepaper

Find out what makes DOT hazmat training mandatory for employees who sign the hazardous waste manifest, a “dually regulated” document for tracking shipments.

Latest Whitepaper

By submitting your phone number, you agree to receive recurring marketing and training text messages. Consent to receive text messages is not required for any purchases. Text STOP at any time to cancel. Message and data rates may apply. View our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.