Superfund Site: NEWPORT DUMP

Superfund Site Profile


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The Newport Dump site is located in Wilder, Kentucky. It includes an area where the City of Newport operated a waste disposal area from the late 1940s to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater, leachate, soil and surface water resulting from waste handling practices. EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring the site, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, KDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.