EPA ORDERS COMPANIES AND TOWN TO PERFORM CLEANUP WORK AT THE WARWICK LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN WARWICK, N.Y.
EPA ORDERS COMPANIES AND TOWN TO PERFORM CLEANUP WORK AT THE WARWICK LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN WARWICK, N.Y. NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it has issued a unilateral administrative order requiring Ford Motor Company, Georgia-Pacific Corp., I.S.A. In New Jersey, Inc., Round Lake Sanitation Corp., Union Carbide Corp. and the Town of Warwick to perform cleanup work at the Warwick Landfill Superfund Site in Warwick, N.Y. The companies and town, which were previously named by EPA as Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) at the site, are ordered to perform work including the construction of a multi-layer closure cap over the landfill; installation of point-of-use treatment systems on residential wells, as necessary, based on a residential well sampling program; installation of a security fence around the site; installation of gas vents in the landfill; and groundwater monitoring at the site. This work was defined by EPA in a 1991 Record of Decision. An additional study is currently being undertaken which will serve as the basis for a decision on the final remedy for groundwater contamination at the site. In December 1988, EPA issued special notice letters to entities designated at the time as PRPs at the site, inviting them to perform investigations to identify contamination and possible remedies to address the contamination at the site. None of the PRPs submitted good faith offers to perform this work. EPA performed the work using Superfund monies. The studies were completed in February 1991, and a remedy was selected by EPA in June 1991. In July 1991, EPA again sent notices to all the PRPs at the site, inviting them to undertake the cleanup work specified in the remedy selected for the site. None of the PRPs submitted good faith offers to perform the work. The unilateral administrative order orders the named PRPs to perform the work. EPA expects the cost of this component of the remedy to total approximately $14.2 million, which includes construction, operation and maintenance costs. The Warwick Landfill was operated from the late 1950's through 1980. During this time, industrial and hazardous wastes were sent to the site. In 1980 the New York Department of Conservation closed the landfill. The site was added to the National Priorities List in March 1989. -0- 3/10/92 /CONTACT: Mary Breitenbach of the EPA, 212-264-2515/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Ford Motor Company; Georgia-Pacific Corp.; I.S.A. In New Jersey, Inc.; Round Lake Sanitation Corp.; Union Carbide Corp. ST: New York IN: SU:
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