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NL Industries / Taracorp (NL)

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope (pope.janet@epa.gov)
312-353-0628 or 800-621-8431, ext.30628

Remedial Project Manager
Sheri Bianchin (bianchin.sheri@epa.gov)
312-886-4745 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64745


(where to view written records)

City Clerk's Office
2000 Edison Ave.
Granite City, Ill


See NPL Factsheet

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November 2013

EPA is doing a status review of the cleanup. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous waste remains managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This is the fourth Five-Year Review for the NL/Taracorp Superfund site. Contact the site community involvement coordinator and/or the remedial project manager to provide input on this review process.

The findings of the third five-year review indicated that the Site remedy continues to be protective of human health and the environment in the short-term but additional actions are necessary to ensure long-term protectiveness. Those actions include assuring that the effective Institutional Controls (lCs) will be implemented in the areas where contamination remains which includes the former industrial Site including the capped pile, alleys and roadways in Venice, Madison and Eagle Park Acres and on Slough Road where battery casings and chips may still exist and residential properties which have not been cleaned up. Also, compliance with ICs will be ensured through long-term stewardship of the ICs to ensure that they are maintained, monitored and enforced and by maintaining the site remedy components. U.S. EPA will continue to work with the PRP Group to approve the IC Work plan and oversee its implementation. Other necessary actions include monitoring of residential yards that are adjacent to yards where the residents refused access for the cleanup. Follow-up actions are necessary to fulfill the Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to address lead-based paint issues in the Site area. U.S. EPA will continue to monitor the progress of SEP.

U.S. EPA will also periodically check with the property owners where lead contamination may still exist from air stack emissions and who previously refused access for sampling or remediation. A report documenting the results of the fourth Five-Year Review, which will be available by March 2014, and will detail the site's progress. The subsequent Five-Year Review Report is due by March 2019.

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