2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:54:11 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, REGULATION: Proposed Allied Chemical Superfund site, Macon, GA
Comments protest Allied Superfund proposal

Macon Telegraph (GA)
October 8, 2012

The few public comments received by the federal government about a possible new Superfund site in Macon argue against putting the Allied Industrial Park on the list of the nation’s most contaminated lands.


As proposed, the Superfund listing would include 433 acres where the Department of Defense manufactured ordnance, explosives and detonators from 1941 to 1965, when it was sold to Maxson Electronics Corp., which continued to manufacture ordnance there. Allied Chemical Co. bought it and began making seat belts there in 1973. The land was subsequently turned into an industrial park by the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority.

In its justification for including the Allied site on the Superfund list, the EPA stated that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is responsible for "Formerly Used Defense Sites," has withdrawn plans to clean up the site because it thinks other parties may be responsible. Georgia environmental officials asked the EPA to step in.

For the entire article, see
http://www.macon.com/2012/10/08/2205077/comments-protest-allied- superfund.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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