Roebling Steel Mill

EPA announces more than $1 billion to clean Superfund sites

March 11, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final round of funding for Superfund cleanup work, totaling over $1 billion for more than 100 sites. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocated $3.5 billion over the past two years for the Superfund program.

“With this historic funding EPA will be able to reduce ongoing impacts to the area and accelerate cleanup of the site,” Acting EPA Region 4 Administrator Jeaneanne Gettle said in a statement. “We are working to clean up enduring pollution, advance environmental justice, and invest in the revitalization of communities.”

This round of funding will start 25 projects from sites on the national priority list and continue 85 projects at superfund sites. Recipients can use the grants for cleanup construction and site preparation. Some of the new project sites include:

  • Roebling Steel Co., a 200-acre site in New Jersey that used to produce steel wire and cable before it closed in the 1980s. EPA plans to construct groundwater monitoring, soil capping and buildings as well as complete the engineering work for capping the remaining site soil by this year.
  • Salford Quarry, a 3-acre site in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. EPA will install a subsurface perimeter wall and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cap to address significant industrial waste buildup.
  • Northeast 2nd Street Site, a former grain storage facility in Texas. EPA anticipates the remedial plan to be completed this year.
  • Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine, a 160-acre site near the Clear Lake shoreline in California. EPA concluded a Human Health Risk Assessment, addressing site contamination’s impact on human health and committed to ongoing assessment updates.
  • Northwest Pipe & Casing/Hall Process Company, a 53-acre site in Clackamas, Oregon.  EPA started soil and groundwater monitoring in 2022 and will evaluate the impact of any new cleanup options on the record of decision.

The EPA has already used more than $2 billion to clean up contamination at more than 150 superfund sites. With 80% of projects taking place in communities with environmental justice concerns, the program furthers the federal Justice40 initiative.

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Photo courtesy of the EPA

Gracie Warhurst

Gracie Warhurst has joined Strategic Partnerships, Inc. as a writer and digital content creator for the new Government Market News portal. With a rich background in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, Warhurst has experience as editor-in-chief of a literary magazine, assistant web editor, and project manager for an AI journalism project. She also contributed as a reporter during the development of SPI's news portal. Warhurst graduated summa cum laude in December 2023 with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a certificate in creative writing, making her a valuable asset to the SPI team.

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