Superfund Sites Targeted for Immediate, Intense Action
This is a list of sites from across the United States that Administrator Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. This list is in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations, issued July 25, 2017, calling for this list.
In developing this list, EPA considered sites that can benefit from Administrator Pruitt’s direct engagement and have identifiable actions to protect human health and the environment. These are sites requiring timely resolution of specific issues to expedite cleanup and redevelopment efforts. The list is designed to spur action at sites where opportunities exist to act quickly and comprehensively. The Administrator will receive regular updates on each of these sites.
- Is intended to be dynamic. Sites will move on and off the list as appropriate. At times, there may be more or fewer sites based on where the Administrator’s attention and focus is most needed.
- There is no commitment of additional funding associated with a site’s inclusion on the list.
- Is presented in order by EPA region.
EPA remains dedicated to addressing risks at all Superfund sites, not just those on the list. The Task Force Recommendations are aimed at expediting cleanup at all Superfund sites and Administrator Pruitt has set the expectation that there will be a renewed focus on accelerating work and progress at all Superfund sites across the country.
As of April 16, 2018, the list is:
|Site||EPA Region||City or County||State||NPL||Issue/Upcoming Milestone|
|Mohawk Tannery||1||Nashua||New Hampshire||P||Currently working on the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis. Plan to have a proposed remedy out for public comment in early Summer 2018. Finalize Non-Time Critical Removal Action Memo by end of the 2018 fiscal year.
Currently negotiating a redevelopment agreement with a Prospective Purchaser.
|Centredale Manor Restoration Project||1||North Providence||Rhode Island||F||Working toward an agreement with the potentially responsible party.|
|American Cyanamid Co.||2||Bound Brook||New Jersey||F||Issue Proposed Plan for public comment by the end of Spring 2018.|
|Diamond Alkali Co. (aka Upper Lower Passaic)||2||Newark||New Jersey||F||Finalize the Remedial Investigation and consider taking early
|Ventron/Velsicol (aka Berry’s Creek)||2||Wood Ridge Borough||New Jersey||F||Issue Proposed Plan for public comment by the end Spring 2018.|
|L. A. Clarke & Son||3||Spotsylvania||Virginia||F||Resolved two of three disputed issues with potentially responsible parties over risk assessment and conceptual site model. PRPs have conducted initial sampling, and discussions continue to resolve remaining issues. Remaining issues related to implementation of Work Plan is subject to a deadline for invoking dispute resolution. EPA is waiting for PRP response that they will conduct work or dispute.|
|Delaware Sand & Gravel Landfill||3||New Castle||Delaware||F||Obtain input on enforcement strategy for quick
implementation of the remedy by potentially responsible parties to address groundwater contamination before water supply wells impacted.
|B.F. Goodrich||4||Calvert City||Kentucky||F||Public comment period has closed and Region is currently evaluating alternatives based on comments received. EPA plans to issue a signed Record of Decision by Summer 2018.|
|Mississippi Phosphates Corporation||4||Pascagoula||Mississippi||F||Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis was issued to the public for comment. EPA is currently evaluating comments received. Sign a Non-Time Critical Removal Action Memo selecting a remedy.|
|U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery, Inc. (aka USS Lead or East Chicago)||5||East Chicago||Indiana||F||Sign Explanation of Significant Difference for OU 1 (Zone 2 and 3) In Operable Unit 1-Zone 1 land use decision, issue Proposed Plan to public for comment in Summer 2018. Complete all soil remediation in Operable Unit 1 - Zone 2 early 2021 and Zone 3 Fall 2018.|
|Allied Paper, Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River||5||Kalamazoo||Michigan||F||Complete Otsego Township Dam time critical removal action
(in Area 3 of OU5).
|St. Regis Paper Co.||5||Cass Lake||Minnesota||F||Determine standard for proposed remedial action; Sign
Record of Decision for residential soil cleanup.
|Tar Creek (Ottawa County)||6||Ottawa County||Oklahoma||F||Identify and evaluate opportunities to accelerate cleanup.
Ensure long term stewardship. Implement institutional
controls to protect cleanup.
|Des Moines TCE (aka Dico Company)||7||Des Moines||Iowa||F||Complete settlement agreement to support cleanup and
|West Lake Landfill||7||Bridgeton||Missouri||F||Complete the public comment process and issue a signed
Record of Decision Amendment by the end of the fiscal year
|Bonita Peak Mining District||8||San Juan County||Colorado||F||Issue remediation plan with short- and long-term objectives.|
|Anaconda Co. Smelter||8||Anaconda||Montana||F||Complete negotiations for implementation of early actions
to address human health exposure, followed by site-wide
|Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area||8||Butte||Montana||F||Administrator's site visit pending in 2018. Move from recent
Agreement in Principle to Consent Decree.
|Orange County North Basin||9||Fullerton||California||P||Basin-wide groundwater cleanup needed quickly to protect
drinking water for millions of residents. Complete public
comment process and make final NPL listing decision.
|Casmalia Resources||9||Casmalia||California||F||Make final clean-up decision and issue Record of Decision.|
|Portland Harbor||10||Portland||Oregon||F||On December 2017 EPA signed an agreement with the Pre-
RD Group to conduct the pre-design investigation and
baseline sampling. Field activities are now underway.
Negotiate agreements with additional Potentially
Responsible Parties to conduct sampling to support remedial
design by the end of the calendar year.
|Quendall Terminal||10||Renton||Washington||F||Complete the upland pilot study to inform the evaluation of
the preferred alternative and issue the Proposed Plan for
public comment by end of fiscal year 2018.
NPL Status Codes
Pre-NPL = Under consideration to be proposed to the NPL
P = Proposed to the NPL
F = Final on the NPL
D = Deleted from the NPL