2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:23:06 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Former Naval Ordnance Landfill, Macon, GA
Armstrong may go on Superfund list

Macon Telegraph
October 21, 2010

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed adding a prominent Bibb County industrial property to the list of the most polluted hazardous waste sites in the nation.

Under the proposal, which is open for a 60-day comment period, the EPA would add the Armstrong World Industries site to the National Priority List, also called the Superfund list. The site consists of two landfills, as well as the drainage pathways between the landfills and Rocky Creek, said Jennifer Wendel, who coordinates the National Priorities List for the EPA's Southeast region.

If no negative comments are received, Armstrong will likely be finalized as a Superfund site in March, Wendel said. It would become just the third in Middle Georgia, joining Robins Air Force Base and the former Woolfolk Chemical site in Fort Valley.

Armstrong began manufacturing ceiling tiles at its plant on Broadway in 1948. The two pollution sources are a former Armstrong landfill for sludge from its old wastewater treatment plant, as well as a second landfill that was essentially shared by Armstrong and a World War II-era naval ordnance plant.


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