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03/09/2011

EPA Adds 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to National Priority List

 
The DPA has added 10 new hazardous waste sites to the NPL.

The EPA has tagged 10 new hazardous waste sites to be added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.  These hazardous waste sites have been selected based on risks to public health and environmental threats.

The 10 sites are as follows:

Dwyer Property Ground Water Plume, Elkton, MD
Washington County Lead District – Furnace Creek, Caledonia, MO
ACM Smelter and Refinery, Cascade County, MT.
Mansfield Trail Dump, Byram Township, NJ.
Dewey Loeffel Landfill, Nassau, NY
Wright Chemical Corporation, Riegelwood, NC
Milford Contaminated Aquifer, Milford, OH
Cabo Rojo Ground Water Contamination, Cabo Rojo, PR
Hormigas Ground Water Plume, Caguas, PR
West County Road 112 Ground Water, Midland, TX

There are currently 1,290 sites on the NPL, with 66 of them awaiting final agency action.  Some of the harmful contaminants found at these sites include: asbestos, barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, creosote, dichloroethene (DCE), dioxins, lead, mercury, pentachlorophenol (PCP), polynuclear aromatic hydrcarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethane (TCA), trichloroethene (TCE), and zinc.

The criterion for inclusion on the NPL varies, but some of the mechanics involved are as follows:

  •          Numeric ranking established by EPA’s Hazard Ranking System
  •          Designation by states or territories of one top-priority site
  •          Meeting all three of the following requirements:

o    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a health advisory that recommends removing people from the site;

o    EPA determines the site poses a significant threat to public health; and

o    EPA anticipates it will be more cost-effective to use its remedial authority than to use

       its emergency removal authority to respond to the site.

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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