EPA TO RESUME CLEANUP AT THE OAK HILL PCB SITE IN LENOIR, N.C.
ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will resume cleanup at the Oak Hill PCB site in Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C., on Monday, Jan. 25. The cleanup is under the authority and direction of the EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Branch. This phase of the cleanup will include transportation and off-site disposal of approximately 5,000 tons of contaminated non-hazardous soil and debris at Laidlaw Services' hazardous waste facility in Pinewood, S.C. The contaminated material will be transported off-site for treatment, recycling, and/or disposal at a later date. The initial phase of the cleanup included the excavation, sampling, and containment of contaminated soil and debris. The Oak Hill PCB site is located off Cedar Valley Church Road in Lenoir. The site was used for metal reclamation which involved open burning and disposal of electrical transformers and capacitors. The site is primarily contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 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 (NPL) of hazardous waste sites. -0- 1/22/93 /CONTACT: Jim Webster, on-scene coordinator, or Michael Henderson, Community Relations, 404-347-3931; or Carl Terry, press office, 404-347-3004, all of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/
CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: North Carolina IN: SU: EXE
BR-BN -- AT014 -- 7940 01/22/93 13:17 EST
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|Date:||Jan 22, 1993|
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