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AGREEMENT REACHED TO FINANCE CLEANUP AT THE MUNISPORT LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN NORTH MIAMI, FLA.

 AGREEMENT REACHED TO FINANCE CLEANUP
 AT THE MUNISPORT LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN NORTH MIAMI, FLA.
 ATLANTA, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that a Consent Decree has been filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida regarding the cleanup of the Munisport Landfill Superfund Site in North Miami, Fla.
 The Consent Decree sets forth the agreement between EPA and the city of North Miami for cleanup of the site as outlined in EPA's 1990 Record of Decision. The agreement stipulates that the city will perform the work under EPA's supervision.
 The Munisport Landfill Site is located within the city limits of North Miami, Fla. The area requiring a response under Superfund covers approximately 30 acres, and is east of the 170-acre former landfill which will be closed in accordance with state law.
 Leachate emerging from the area presents a threat to aquatic life in the State Mangrove Preserve. The remedy selected involves the construction of a hydraulic barrier to stop the flow of leachate into the adjacent State Mangrove Preserve. Contaminated groundwater intercepted by the hydraulic barrier will be recovered for treatment onsite via air stripping. Treated groundwater, after having met cleanup levels, may be returned to the aquifer onsite or discharged to nearby surface waters.
 As required by law, the U.S. Department of Justice will hold a 30-day public comment period on the Consent Decree to give the public an opportunity to submit written comments. The comment period will be established in a Federal Register notice, scheduled to be published on Dec. 23. The decree will become final upon entry (i.e., approval) by the court following the consideration of comments received during the comment period. Public comments should be adressed to the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment & Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, 10th & Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044. The comments should reference the United States of America vs. the city of North Miami, DOJ reference case number 90-11-3-624.
 The consent drcree is available for public review at the following locations: Federal Court, Southern District, Miami, Florida; Information Repository, Florida International University Library, North Miami, Florida, and at the EPA Regional Office, 345 Courtland St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30365.
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 /CONTACT: Rose Jackson, 404-347-2643, or Charlis Thompson, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency; ST: Florida IN: SU: EXE


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