EPA BEGINS INITIAL PHASE OF REMOVAL ACTIVITIES AT THE INTERSTATE LEAD SITE IN LEEDS, ALA.
EPA BEGINS INITIAL PHASE OF REMOVAL ACTIVITIES AT THE INTERSTATE LEAD SITE IN LEEDS, ALA. ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin the initial phase of a Superfund cleanup at the Interstate Lead Company (ILCO) site in Leeds, Ala., during the week of April 20. The cleanup will take place under the authority and direction of EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Branch. The initial phase of the cleanup will include the shipment of approximately 5,000 tons of lead-contaminated slag to a federally approved hazardous waste landfill in Emelle, Ala. The shipment and disposal of the slag is expected to be completed in two weeks. EPA will continue to operate the wastewater treatment system to ensure that no runoff leaves the site. The ILCO site is located on the south side of Bordon Avenue in Leeds and operated formerly as a lead battery reclamation facility and secondary lead smelter. The facility generated, treated, stored and disposed of wastes containing lead on its property, as well as at numerous locations near the site. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) authorize EPA to respond to actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare or the environment. -0- 4/20/92 /CONTACT: Steve Spurlin, on-scene coordinator, or Michael Henderson, community relations, 404-347-3931; or Carl Terry, 404-347-3004, all of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: Interstate Lead Company; United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: Alabama IN: SU: EXE
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|Date:||Apr 20, 1992|
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