|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||7 Nov 2007 03:33:58 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (WV)|
Hercules, a Defense Contractor, to Pay for Cleanup Costs at Navy Site Hercules, Inc Will Pay $13 Million to Defray EPA Costs By Neile McGrew Associated Content November 6, 2007In an unprecedented move, a former defense contractor, Hercules Incorporated settled a case with the US Department of Justice in which the contractor has agreed to pay for cleanup costs at a site in West Virginia. The Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) is a Navy-owned faciltiy that Hercules operated from 1945 until 1995. Heavy metals and other solvent wastes were disposed of on-site until 1978.
This particular settlement is the first time that a military contractor has been held responsible for costs arising from a Superfund site. Currently, the Navy is working with the EPA to restore the ABL grounds and adjacent areas that suffered run-off and cross-contamination. ABL was placed on the EPA's National Priorities List (NPL) in 1994. The NPL is a step in the Superfund cleanup process. Superfund sites are sites in which hazardous materials have been dumped and left behind by industry and manufacturing among other groups.
... For the entire article, see http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/433928/hercules_a_defense_contractor_to_pay.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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