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Tar Creek Superfund Site

The Tar Creek Superfund Site is an area along the Kansas/Oklahoma border which was mined for lead and zinc for much of the twentieth century. When the price for ore dropped, the mining companies went bankrupt or closed up and left behind some of the worst polluted land in the U.S.

May 16th

Superfund Hudson River Dredging Resumes After Dangerous PCB Levels Detected Downstream

200 miles of the Hudson River were classified as a Superfund site in 1984. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) established the Superfund program to clean up abandoned hazardous waste sites.  The Hudson River was contaminated by two General Electric (GE) capacitor production plants.  From 1947-1977, “between 209,000 and 1.3 […]

August 13th

Air Force to Use Dummy Bombs to Fight Groundwater Pollution

The Utah Test & Training Range (UTTR) on Hill Air Force Base (AFB) is a Superfund site, meaning abandoned hazardous waste exists requiring federal authority to clean it up.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are ten areas containing hazardous waste materials at Hill AFB.  “In addition, Hill AFB deposited heavy metals and […]

June 8th