The news Environmental Engineers wait to hear.
Engineering clients are working hard every day to eventually receive the news: a Superfund site is removed from EPA’s Superfund List. It takes years, and sometime decades, of hard work and investment to get there. Planning, designing, negotiating, working, and yes – lab testing.
Recently, one site received such news.
EPA announced the removal of C&D Recycling Site in Luzerne County, PA from the Superfund National Priorities List.
“Superfund cleanup and safe reuse of the site continues to be a priority at EPA as we work to create a safer and healthier environment for all communities affected,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio, according to EPA’s news release.
The site provided metal-reclamation services from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, and the activities contaminated soil and sediment with hazardous chemicals.
According to EPA, the Recycling property was converted to a wildlife preserve in approximately 2006. The remaining surrounding properties that comprise the Site are undeveloped now, but could be developed subject to local zoning ordinances.
Although the routine workload may seem insurmountable at times, we want to take a moment to say thank you – your work really does matter. You’re saving our lands, one site at a time. Thank you.