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C & D RECYCLING
FOSTER TOWNSHIP, PA

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EPA has Deleted the C&D Recycling Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL)

EPA removed the C & D Recycling Site from the Superfund NPL on February 26, 2018. The NPL is a roster of the nation’s most contaminated sites that threaten human health or the environment and are eligible for cleanup under EPA’s Superfund program. EPA removes sites from the list once all the remedies are successfully implemented and no further cleanup is required to protect human health or the environment. EPA did not receive any adverse comments during the 30-day public comment period on the proposal to delist.

EPA conducted oversight of the remediation work by Nassau Metals Corporation to clean up soil and sediment contamination, and has determined the site no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment. The 110-acre site is located along Brickyard Road in Foster Township, about one mile south of Pond Creek. From 1963 until 1984, the site was used to reclaim metals, including copper and lead, from cable wires. Cable burning and processing of materials at the site caused contamination of the surrounding soil and sediment that posed a risk to human health and the environment. The cleanup included the stabilization and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and sediment. Approximately 80,000 tons (4,000 truckloads) of stabilized soil and sediment were removed from the site during the remediation.

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Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Read about ways you can participate in EPA’s Community Involvement Program.

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