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Superfund protects the public and the environment by cleaning up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites. EPA Region 4 Superfund’s cleanup activities include both short-term and emergency cleanups as well as long-term cleanups at National Priorities List (NPL) and Superfund Alternative sites.More Superfund Information . . .

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EPA ADDS ONE REGION 4 HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE TO SUPERFUND'S NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added seven hazardous waste sites that pose risks to peopleís health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In Region 4, one site - the Walker Machine Products, Inc., in Colliersville, TN is now listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Federal Register notices and supporting documents for the final and proposed sites:
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/current.htm

Information about how a site is listed on the NPL:
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/npl_hrs.htm

The United States Environmental Protection Agency Announces a $5.15 Billion Dollar Settlement for the Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation Site, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Kerr McGee Corporation, certain of its affiliates, and their parent Anadarko Petroleum Corporation agreed to pay $5.15 billion to settle a lawsuit against Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation.

For further information please contact Kerisa Coleman (coleman.kerisa@epa.gov), EPA Community Involvement Coordinator toll free (877) 718-3752, directly (404) 562-8831 or via email mailto:

SOIL CLEANUP UPDATE AND FUTURE LAND USE PLANS FOR THE PICAYUNE WOOD TREATING SITE
RPM, Michael Taylor meets with Picayune city officials to discuss reuse plans

The EPA and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) have been working closely with city leaders, local stakeholders and residents in Picayune, Mississippi, for several years on the cleanup and future use of the 30-acre Picayune Wood Treating Superfund site. With the site’s soil cleanup scheduled for completion by summer 2013, the community is currently updating its 2005 reuse and redevelopment plan (PDF) (60 pp, 4.5MB) to reflect local priorities and the final remedy. As part of the project, EPA and MDEQ staff met with local officials and toured the site on January 24, 2013. Together, the efforts of the agencies and the community are protecting public health and the environment and helping the community restore a valued asset.

AGENCIES WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH IN CENTRAL ALABAMA
Treatment basins at the Reef facility

In October 2012, the EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) responded to community concerns regarding odors coming from the Reef Environmental Facility (an industrial wastewater treatment facility) in Sylacauga, Alabama. The agencies addressed trapped gases in a treatment basin and then monitored local air quality to ensure residents’ safety. The EPA also conducted the first full-scale treatment of the facility’s three major holding basins with hydrogen peroxide on December 13, 2012. EPA’s on-scene coordinator reported that residents have noticed a significant decline in the once-persistent odor and praised the work. The community was able to enjoy an odor-free holiday season in 2012 for the first time in five years.

2013 SUPERFUND REDEVELOPMENT BROCHURE

The Region 4 Superfund Redevelopment Program has created a brochure (PDF) (12 pp, 7MB) that highlights key reuse and redevelopment tools, and showcases the successful implementation of these strategies at Superfund sites across Region 4. This document helps localities and communities affected by Superfund sites see the world of safe and productive reuse possibilities so they can work with EPA to apply relevant reuse techniques and tools at their own sites.

EPA Region 4 Superfund 2013 Annual Report (pdf) Superfund 2013 Annual Report (PDF) (17 pp, 5.5 MB)
Superfund at a Glance 2009 (pdf) Superfund At A Glance (PDF) (16 pp, 1.0MB)

Superfund Recovery Plan

Superfund Recovery Plan

R4 Community Engagement Initiative

Region 4 2010 - 2011 Community Engagement Initiative Plan (PDF) (10 pp, 56K)
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