Printer Friendly

EPA BEGINS REMOVAL ACTIVITIES AT THE MELHORN SILVER RECOVERY SITE IN COALFIELD, TENN.

 EPA BEGINS REMOVAL ACTIVITIES AT THE MELHORN SILVER
 RECOVERY SITE IN COALFIELD, TENN.
 ATLANTA, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin a Superfund hazardous waste removal at the Melhorn Silver Recovery site in Coalfield, Tenn., on June 11.
 The cleanup will be carried out under the direction of Region IV's Emergency Response and Removal Branch.
 The removal will include excavation, transportation and disposal of approximately 120 cubic yards of cyanide-contaminated soil at an appropriate disposal facility. Also, sampling will be done to demonstrate that cleanup levels have been achieved. Onsite activities are expected to be completed within two months at an estimated cost of $76,800.
 The Melhorn Silver Recovery site is located approximately four miles west of Coalfield, Morgan County, and south of State Route 62, between Coalfield and Wartburg, Tenn. The site operated as an independent silver recovery facility. Sodium cyanide was used to precipitate silver from old X-ray films. The spent cyanide compounds then were dumped on the ground without proper containment. This past disposal activity has resulted in elevated levels of cyanide in the soil.
 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. This site is not on the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites.
 -0- 6/10/92
 /CONTACT: Francis Garcia, 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: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: Tennessee IN: SU: EXE


BN-EA -- AT006 -- 8874 06/10/92 13:48 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jun 10, 1992
Words:285
Previous Article:AORTECH ENTERS CIRCULATORY SUPPORT MARKET
Next Article:MESABI TRUST IS ADVISED OF SHUTDOWN OF MINING OPERATIONS


Related Articles
EPA BEGINS EMERGENCY CLEANUP OF SAN LEANDRO SUPERFUND SITE
EPA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH RESPONSIBLE PARTIES FOR CLEANUP OF THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD DUMP SUPERFUND SITE IN MEMPHIS, TENN.
EPA ORDERS TWO COMPANIES TO CONDUCT CLEANUP OF GROUNDWATER AT THE VELSICOL/HARDEMAN COUNTY LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN TOONE, TENN.
EPA STARTS EMERGENCY CLEANUP OF SAN MARCOS TOXIC WASTE SITE
TANK FARM CLEANUP PLAN RELEASED: PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED JULY 23
EPA TO BEGIN A SUPERFUND REMOVAL AT THE WESTERN PLATING COMPANY SITE IN OWENSBORO, KY.
WORK TO CONTINUE AT ARLINGTON BLENDING & PACKAGING SUPERFUND SITE IN ARLINGTON, TENN.
EPA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SAMPLING IN FORT VALLEY, GA.
EPA ORDERS FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CLEAN UP FAIRBANKS BORROW PIT SITE IN FAIRBANKS, FLA.
2ND LD: Economy on expansionary track, EPA chief says+.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters