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Protecting Drinking Water Supplies in the Midwest: EPA Leads Cleanup of a
Small-town Superfund Site
Ace Services Company Co.

Colby, Kansas

The Ace Services Superfund site in Colby, Kansas is on its way to becoming a viable property once more. EPA is now working with the State to clean up the property and groundwater to protect residents of Colby, and to help return this underused property to productive use.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 7 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Partners Mend Site, Sew Quilt of Future Uses
Avtex Fibers Site

Front Royal, VA

Located in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Avtex Fibers Superfund site in Front Royal, VA, is in the midst of being transformed from one of Virginia's largest contaminated sites into a valuable community resource.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 3 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


EPA to Transform Property from Abuse to Reuse
Carolina Transformer

Fayetteville, North Carolina

A small community in Fayetteville, North Carolina grew concerned about the possibility of PCB contamination around their properties because another transformer company, the Carolina Transformer Company, practically sat in their own backyards. As it turned out, the community had every reason to be concerned. Today, EPA is working with the community and local residents to remove more than 30,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from the site and surrounding properties.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 4 Superfund/CERCLA Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


The Metamorphosis of an Eyesore into a Community Asset
Coleman-Evans Wood Preserving

Jacksonville, Florida

The Coleman-Evans Wood Preserving Company, known at one time for creating fence posts that "can last forever," is now the site of one of Jacksonville's most notorious eyesores and considered one of the nation's most hazardous waste sites. Today, EPA treats 300 tons of contaminated soil per day and is working with the community to help convert this eyesore into a great community asset.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 4 Superfund/CERCLA Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


In Delaware, a Site Owner's Cooperation
and a Cleanup that Exceeds Expectations
DuPont-Newport

Newport, Delaware

In Newport, Delaware, the 120-acre DuPont-Newport site has been home to a full century of industrial activity. After Delaware and DuPont conducted environmental investigations, the site was associated with contamination issues. With cooperation from DuPont, the site has been cleaned up beyond EPA's expectations. The project has effectively restored wetland areas and protected the environment. more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 3 Hazardous Site Cleanup Division
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Wiping the Slate Clean: Corinna's New Horizon
Eastland Woolen Mill

Corinna, Maine

Corinna, located in central Maine, is the home for a population of 2,100. This quintessential "small town, America" sought assistance from EPA and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to address the contamination left behind by the Eastland Woolen Mill.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 1 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


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