AGREEMENT REACHED TO FINANCE CLEANUP AT 62ND STREET SUPERFUND SITE IN TAMPA, FLA.
AGREEMENT REACHED TO FINANCE CLEANUP AT 62ND STREET SUPERFUND SITE IN TAMPA, FLA. ATLANTA, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lodged a consent decree on Jan. 27, with the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, regarding the design and cleanup of contamination at the 62nd Street Superfund site in Hillsborough County. EPA entered into the agreement with Alvin R. Lindsey, Marietta Brown, Gulf Coast Recycling, Inc., Lafarge Corporation, Florida Steel Corporation, and the David J. Joseph Company to oversee cleanup activities funded and conducted by these potentially responsible parties. The parties already have begun design activities in compliance with a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) issued by EPA in April 1991 which directed them to undertake design and construction of the cleanup. The terms of the UAO have been incorporated into the agreement requiring the parties to design and implement a remedy selected by EPA in the Record of Decision signed June 27, 1990. Under EPA and Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (FDER) oversight, the parties will perform cleanup work consisting of excavating and treating contaminated soils on site. The treated materials then will be placed under an impermeable cover to prevent leaching of contaminants into groundwater. The estimate for total cleanup activities at the site is $16.5 million. The parties have agreed to reimburse the agency for oversight costs for the remedial design and cleanup and past response costs totaling $914,395.69. Also, EPA will be reimbursed for costs expended in connection with the consent decree. The 62nd Street site is an abandoned industrial waste disposal area in Tampa, Fla. The site covers approximately five acres and is located in an area of residential and light industrial land use. Immediately adjacent to the site -- on the western border -- are a number of small shallow ponds previously used for fish breeding. An automobile scrap yard is located to the south of the site, and 62nd Street borders the site on the east. Undeveloped land is adjacent to the site on the north. As required by law, DOJ will hold a 30-day comment period on the consent decree to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on the agreement. The comment period will be announced in the Federal Register in February 1992. Public comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 10th & Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044, and should refer to United States vs. Alvin R. Lindsey et. al. The consent decree may be examined at the U.S. Courthouse, Office of the Court Clerk in Tampa, and at the Region IV EPA Office at 345 Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365. -0- 2/6/92 /CONTACT: Betty Winter, 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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