The Environmental Protection Agency Reviews Superfund Site

5 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 24 2013 Sep 24, 2013 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:35:00 AM CDT September 24, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is giving a final review to a Superfund site in Cape Girardeau.

The Southeast Missourian reports the third and final review of the Missouri Electric Works site should be completed July. EPA project manager Dan Gravatt says agency officials will visit the site to ensure that the remedy is appropriate.

Missouri Electric Works serviced and reconditioned electric motors, transformers and capacitors from 1954 to 1992. The site is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, which was used as a coolant fluid in transformers and electric motors.

Gravatt says a soil cleanup plan was implemented about five years ago in which contaminated dirt was removed, treated, then placed back on the site. A groundwater contamination treatment plan has been selected but not implemented.

 

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