Superfund Site Profile
The 300-acre Koppers Co., Inc. (Newport Plant) site is located in Newport, Delaware. Between 1929 and 1971, site owners operated a wood-treating facility on the site. Facility operations, spills, leaks and waste management practices contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. EPA selected a final remedy for the site in 2005. Remedy design is underway.
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The final design has been delayed, pending consideration of the National Historic Preservation Act, which local Native American tribes have invoked to ensure that the cleanup does not negatively impact their historic property. In January 2009, EPA was contacted by the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma, a federally-recognized tribal nation with historic lands including the Koppers Inc. (Newport Plant) Superfund Site.
In response, EPA has expanded its consultation with the Delaware Nation and other tribes and interested parties, in an effort to ensure full compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
For more information about the National Historic Preservation Act please click here.