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EPA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH RESPONSIBLE PARTIES FOR CLEANUP OF THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD DUMP SUPERFUND SITE IN MEMPHIS, TENN.

 EPA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH RESPONSIBLE PARTIES FOR CLEANUP
 OF THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD DUMP SUPERFUND SITE IN MEMPHIS, TENN.
 ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with the Velsicol Chemical Corporation and the city of Memphis for them to design, implement and finance the cleanup remedy for the North Hollywood Dump Superfund site in Memphis, Tenn.
 In addition, EPA will be reimbursed for future oversight costs, operation and maintenance costs, and future response activities, if any.
 The site was a municipal and industrial landfill from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. It encompasses approximately 70 acres of land which runs along Hollywood Street in Memphis. Two potentially responsible parties, Velsicol Chemical Corporation and the city of Memphis, have agreed to assume responsibility for cleanup of this site. Because of their willingness to undertake the work, additional federal funds will not be needed.
 All design and construction activities at the site will be conducted under federal and state oversight. EPA, in consultation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will review and approve all cleanup activities.
 In 1990, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation selected a cleanup remedy which includes upgrading the existing cover on site to comply with sanitary landfill standards, excavation of buried wastes near the surface water bodies and their placement beneath the upgraded cover, and completing the existing fencing around the site. The remedy also includes the covering of contaminated sediments and removal of contaminated fish in nearby surface water ponds. The estimated cost for implementing the remedy is $8 million and is anticipated to take three years.
 EPA will continue to keep the community informed throughout the design and remedial action phases of the project.
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 /CONTACT: Suzanne Durham, community relations, 404-347-7791, or Charlis Thompson, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: Velsicol Chemical Company; City of Memphis; United States
 Environmental Protection Agency ST: Tennessee IN: CHM SU: EXE


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