Breaking News

San Francisco – Higher Peninsula Breaking Information by Greg Peterson

0 0

A trial date simply set in federal lawsuits and cleanup of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site in Michigan

A federal decide takes steps to approve federal consent decrees in Fox River Superfund Web site close to Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin by ordering $54 million put aside by these corporations and governments liable for the clear up

By Greg Peterson/Higher Peninsula Breaking Information

[email protected]

(Kalamazoo, Michigan – Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin) – Main developments immediately on a pair of Superfund clear up websites in two states involving main rivers that feed Lake Michigan.

A federal decide in Grand Rapids has simply pushed again a trial date in a lawsuit involving paper business giants battling over the prices of cleansing up the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site -. In the meantime, a federal decide in Milwaukee seems near approving a consent decree between paper business companies and governments to set prices for these concerned within the Fox River Superfund Web site.

On August 13, 2014, United States District Decide Robert J. Jonker in Grand Rapids set a September 22, 2015 trial date for part II of the four-year lawsuit in opposition to NRC Company and Worldwide Paper Firm by Plaintiffs Georgia-Pacific Client Merchandise LP, Fort James Company, and Georgia-Pacific, LLC.

Decide Jonker ordered settlement conferences on April 15, 2015 and August 13, 2015 in Grand Rapids earlier than Justice of the Peace Decide Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

On September 26, 2013, federal Decide Jonker ordered that Defendants NCR Company and Worldwide Paper Firm are liable events that should pay for cleanup prices – nevertheless  many different litigation points stay involving the prices.

Paper Business Giants proceed combating one another in United States federal courts – for thousands and thousands of {dollars} in reference to the cleanup of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site – and a few billion {dollars} for cleansing up the Fox River Superfund Web site.

There are a number of proposed federal consent decrees (March 2014) within the Fox River Superfund Web site – which might be anticipated to accredited by a federal decide.

Fox River Superfund Web site: $54 million in PCBs harm monies put aside as federal decide poised to accredited consent decree: Governments and paper-related corporations to confess their PCBs significantly damage two American Indian nations in Wisconsin; pay cleanup prices

An “intergovernmental Memoranda of Settlement” has been reached by “events” concerned together with the US, the state of Wisconsin and the 2 tribes.

The federal consent decree forces the businesses and governments concerned to confess that two Native American tribes “have been injured by the PCB contamination,”in accordance with the proposed decree obtained by Higher Peninsula Breaking Information.

The tribal lands contaminated by PCBs are owned by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (OTIW) and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW).

Those that are a part of the proposed decree are admitting that tribal lands have been significantly broken by the PCBs.

OTIW, MITW are the “tribal trustees for pure sources at and close to that (Fox River Superfund) Web site which have been injured by the PCB contamination,” the proposed decree states.

An “intergovernmental Memoranda of Settlement” has been reached by “events” concerned together with the US, the state of Wisconsin and the 2 tribes, in accordance with the proposed decree.

“The US, the State, and the Tribes are co-signatories to the proposed Consent Decrees,” the proposed decree states.

Federal Decide William C. Griesbach has ordered these concerned within the consent decrees to place over $54 million {dollars} on deposit for when the decree is finalized:

  • $1,350,000 by Kimberly Clark
  • $5,200,000 by the Metropolis of Appleton
  • $3,000,000 by CBC Coating, Inc.
  • $13,700,000 by Menasha Company
  • $5,200,000 by the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Fee
  • $14,700,000 by U.S. Paper Mills Company
  • $12,200,000 by WTM I Firm
  • $100,000 by the State of Wisconsin

In the meantime – the EPA in July 2014 filed its “5-12 months Evaluation Report” on the standing of the cleanup of the the Fox River Superfund Web site.

The primary proposed Federal Consent Decree is with the Metropolis of Appleton, CBC Coating Inc., Menasha Company, the Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Fee, U.S. Paper Mills Company, and WTM I Firm.

These six Settling Defendants would pay a complete of $54 million towards the response prices and pure useful resource damages related to the Fox River Superfund Web site.

Below the Complete Environmental Response, Compensation, and Legal responsibility Act (CERCLA), the businesses understand they are going to be held liable for cleanup.

The State of Wisconsin would pay a further $100,000 to resolve its personal potential CERCLA legal responsibility, as alleged in sure counterclaims asserted by a number of the defendants on this case.

The second proposed Consent Decree is with Settling Defendant Kimberly-Clark Company.

Kimberly-Clark would pay the US and the State a complete of $1,350,000 underneath this de minimis settlement pursuant to CERCLA.

The third proposed Consent Decree is with Settling Defendant NewPage Wisconsin System Inc.

NewPage filed a petition for aid underneath Chapter 11 of the Chapter Code in 2011.

As referenced within the proposed Consent Decree with NewPage, sure governmental claims in opposition to NewPage for the Fox River Web site are probably eligible for fee from a specially-established Fox River Reserve that’s being administered by Liquidation Belief shaped and ruled in accordance with NewPage’s court-approved Reorganization Plan in its chapter case.

The proposed Consent Decree with NewPage would grant the US and the State allowed basic unsecured claims for a complete of $1,157,254 that might be paid as allowed claims by the Litigation Belief.

As a result of such claims are paid on a deeply-discounted foundation underneath NewPage’s Reorganization Plan, the precise distributions that the

United States and the State will obtain on these allowed claims could also be as little as $50,000.

Plaintiffs Georgia-Pacific Client Merchandise LP, Fort James Company, and Georgia-Pacific LLC – introduced the multimillion greenback civil motion in opposition to the opposite paper business giants underneath the well-known Superfund – that’s used to wash up industrial websites after worldwide companies depart behind an environmental mess.

Referred to as Superfund – formally its underneath the federal Complete Environmental Response, Compensation, and Legal responsibility Act.

The go well with states “the case is about allocating accountability for contamination of the Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site – aka Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site” or “the Web site” in southwestern Michigan.”

Picture of Portage Creek – Kalamazoo River in Michigan by USEPA

Proper now, Georgia-Pacific needs others to separate the prices – $79 million or extra.

A request principally accredited by a decide – however extra points stay.

The paper corporations establish the offender as Aroclor 1242 – the most cancers inflicting PCB left over from making Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP) utilizing a course of referred to as “broke and trim.”

Contamination from the PCB-laden “broke and trim” has made massive segments of the Kalamazoo River an “NCR river,” with NCR CCP being the supply of the PCB-contaminated sediments that require remediation on the Kalamazoo River Superfund Sit, the go well with states.

The plaintiffs (Georgia-Pacific) argue that the Kalamazoo River wouldn’t have been listed as a Federal Superfund website if “not for NCR’s use of PCBs in its CCP; and for the contamination of the Kalamazoo River by PCB Aroclor 1242 attributable to NCR broke and trim.

The lawsuit was filed on December 3, 2010 in two districts as a result of big selection of points and one other Superfund website – the Fox River Superfund Web site in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin.

On account of numerous authorized connections with the Fox River Superfund Web site, the instances have been filed in the US District Courtroom For The Western District of Michigan, Southern Division and the US District Courtroom For The Jap District Of Wisconsin Inexperienced Bay Division.

The next fascinating 2014 replace on the Fox River Superfund Web site from the EPA contains historic shipwrecks and progress paper corporations are making within the cleanup:

“In a Could 1, 2013, federal courtroom ruling, U.S. District Decide William Griesbach required seven corporations that EPA considers liable for the PCB contamination to proceed and full the required cleanup work.
Three authorized agreements for settlements totaling about $55 million have been lodged in federal courtroom on March 26, 2014.
If a decide approves these agreements, or consent decrees, this might resolve claims in opposition to six corporations and two municipal sewer system operators for cleanup prices and pure useful resource damages within the Decrease Fox River.
In April, the remaining parts of 5 historic ships have been pulled out of the Decrease Fox River simply north of the southern “railroad bridge” in Inexperienced Bay.
This work was carried out underneath a authorized settlement signed by EPA, Wisconsin Division of Pure Sources, the state historic preservation officer, Inexperienced Bay’s Neville Museum, and NCR Corp.’s contractor.
The ships, two of which date again to the Eighties, have been found in 2008 by archaeologists employed to doc artifacts discovered within the river from Appleton to Inexperienced Bay.
With the assistance of Wisconsin historians, nautical organizations and maritime museums, two have been recognized because the Bob Teed and the Satisfaction.
Little info is obtainable on the three different wood barges close to the shoreline by the State Road sediment processing facility.
Six years in the past, the archaeologists have been charged with making suggestions on find out how to deal with the ships, additionally known as artifacts, so the cleanup might proceed on schedule.
As a result of these sunken vessels are thought-about to be cultural sources, they have to be ‘changed’ if they’re eliminated.
The paper corporations have agreed to construct a show for The Neville Public Museum of Brown County to ‘exchange’ these sources.
The show is predicted to be prepared subsequent yr.”

The Kalamazoo Superfund Web site is contaminated with PCBs – “Polychlorinated Biphenyls” – brought on within the manufacturing of Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP).

PCBs are a hazardous substance and infrequently linked to human carcinogen and kills wildlife.

The first PCB contaminant on the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site is named Aroclor 1242.

From 1954 by way of 1971, PCBs have been launched into the Kalamazoo River and linked Portage Creek (flows straight into the Kalamazoo River) partly by way of the previous discharge, launch, and disposal of PCB-contaminated solids and paper residuals by paper de-inking and recycling corporations.

Georgia-Pacific/Fort James River Corp. needs the opposite paper giants (NCR Company and Worldwide Paper Co.) to pay their honest portion of previous and future cleanup prices related to the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site.

U.S. Justice Division photograph of air pollution on the Fox River

The battle between these rich paper-related behemoths arises from lots of the identical actions by the NCR Company and Worldwide Paper Co. – which might be at subject within the case of Appleton Papers, Inc. and NCR Company v. George A. Whiting Paper Firm (No. 08-CV-00016-WCG).

That go well with introduced by NCR Company (NCR) and others for prices related to the investigation and remediation of the PCB contamination within the Fox River space.

Actually, final month (July 2014) the EPA launched a “5 12 months Evaluation Report” on the Fox River Superfund Web site cleanup plans.

On March 26, 2014, the EPA entered into “three Proposed Consent Decrees” – agreements between the EPA and a number of other of the paper corporations that polluted the Fox River:

The defendants made preparations with brokers that finally resulted within the launch of PCBs into the Kalamazoo River, the lawsuits declare.

Georgia-Pacific filed the lawsuit to ascertain the legal responsibility of Defendants and decide their equitable prices of cleansing up the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site, the go well with states.

Georgia-Pacific needs to require the defendants to pay their honest portion of previous and future cleanup prices related to the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site.

The go well with was additionally filed as a consequence of “claims on this motion come up from lots of the identical actions by the Defendants that are at subject within the case of Appleton Papers, Inc. and NCR Company v. George A. Whiting Paper Firm for prices related to the investigation and remediation of the PCB contamination in Fox River” in Inexperienced Bay, the go well with states

“And since the defendants made preparations on this District with brokers that finally resulted within the launch of PCBs into the Kalamazoo River.”

Georgia-Pacific is the company successor to Kalamazoo-area services that deinked and recycled PCB-containing NCR broke and trim.

Georgia-Pacific has paid in extra of $79 million to research and remediate the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site, the corporate states.

NCR invented the PCB-containing Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP) that has brought on the PCB contamination of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site, Georgia-Pacific alleges.

Plus GP alleges that NCR organized for the disposal of PCB-laden waste from its personal CCP changing operations.

Georgia-Pacific claims NCR organized for the disposal of PCB-laden broke and trim from its contract coaters.

“Contract coaters” are the businesses that used NCR’s coating (utilizing NCR’s specs) utilizing an NCR emulsion.

NCR can be the company successor to at the very least two coaters — the Wisconsin-based Appleton

Coated Paper Firm (ACPC), and Mixed Paper Mills, Inc. (aka Mixed Locks Mill).

These corporations organized for the disposal of PCB-laden broke and trim ensuing from the coating of NCR CCP, the go well with states.

Waste paper from all these actions was recycled at services close to the Kalamazoo River, with ensuing releases of PCBs into the Kalamazoo River, in accordance with Georgia-Pacific, placing a lot of the blame and expense on the opposite paper big (NCR).

NCR has paid nothing towards the cleanup, Georgia-Pacific states in lawsuit.

The Michigan Division of Pure Sources (MDNR) carried out research between 1972 and 1989 that “decided that sure areas in and across the Kalamazoo

River beneath Morrow Dam have been contaminated with PCBs,” the go well with states.

The Allied Paper Inc./Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site was declared a Federal Superfund website by the US Environmental Safety Company in August 1990.

Actually, the location was positioned on the Superfund Nationwide Precedence Listing (NPL).

In 1990, the location was listed by the MDNR as an environmental contamination website underneath the Michigan Environmental Response Act, the go well with states.

EPA recognized Georgia-Pacific as a “probably accountable get together” (“PRP”) on the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site.

Georgia-Pacific is now the one remaining PRP left on the Web site to supply ongoing funding to research and remediate the PCB contamination of the Kalamazoo River, as a result of bankruptcies of different PRPs on the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site, the go well with states.

Just one different firm is at present concerned in remedial exercise on the Kalamazoo.

Weyerhaeuser Firm is funding measures to remediate a landfill it owned, and to research and remediate a former paper mill it owned, the go well with claims.

PCBs have been launched to Portage Creek and the Kalamazoo River largely by way of previous discharges, releases, and disposal of PCB-contaminated solids and paper residuals by paper manufacturing operations on Portage Creek and the Kalamazoo River, the go well with costs.

The Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site at present contains 5 disposal areas, 4 paper mill properties, an roughly 80-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River from Morrow Dam to Lake Michigan, and a three-mile stretch of Portage Creek, the go well with states.

There are a number of areas that want complete cleanup, the fits state:

Operable Unit 1 is the Allied Paper/Bryant Mill Pond Operable Unit

Operable Unit 2 (Willow Boulevard/A-Web site Landfill)

A groundwater investigation was undertaken in the summertime of 2009 at Operable Unit 2 (Willow Boulevard/A-Web site Landfill),the go well with states

In September 2009, a consent decree was signed between the EPA and Georgia-Pacific for design and cleanup on the Willow Boulevard/A-Web site Landfill was accredited by the Federal District Courtroom.

This decree/settlement, amongst different issues, obligates Georgia-Pacific to consolidate waste supplies, assemble a everlasting landfill cap, and set up a groundwater monitoring system.

Operable Unit 3 is the King Freeway Landfill

The treatment entails the development of a landfill cap, the seeding of the cap with vegetative development, and the development of a fuel assortment trench (underneath the management of the State of Michigan).

Operable Unit 4 is the Twelfth Road Landfill

In September 2001, EPA san settlement and the treatment contains excavation of PCB residuals which have migrated from the landfill and placement of these residuals again within the landfill. This work is carried out by Weyerhaeuser with oversight by EPA and MDNR.

Operable Unit 5 issues the Portage Creek and Kalamazoo River sediments

In February 2007, EPA reached two settlement agreements with Millennium Holdings

LLC (which has since gone bankrupt) and with Georgia-Pacific.

The agreements have been the results of two years of mediated negotiations between the attainable accountable events (PRPs) and numerous authorities regulators and entities, together with the EPA and the State of Michigan.

Georgia-Pacific and Millennium agreed to carry out sediment excavation within the Kalamazoo River close to Plainwell, Michigan, the go well with states.

Georgia-Pacific and Millennium agreed to conduct a Supplemental Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Examine (Supplemental RI/FS) on the 80-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River from Morrow Dam to Lake Michigan and Portage Creek from Cork Road to the confluence with the Kalamazoo River.

Georgia-Pacific’s Expenditures to Clear Up the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site:

Georgia-Pacific has spent at the very least $79 million {dollars} (as of Dec. 2010) to research and remediate the Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site, and to research the legal responsibility of different probably accountable events, equivalent to NCR and Worldwide Paper.

You may learn the originals:

Learn or obtain Lawsuit Filed Between Paper Giants 12-3-10

Learn or obtain the Georgia-Pacific vs NCR monetary ruling 9-26-13

Carbonless Copy Paper (CCP)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonless_copy_paper

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-107/

http://www.google.com/patents/US2730457

http://information.ufl.edu/archive/1997/05/scientists-test-carbonless-copy-paper-for-sickening-side-effects.html

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/information/1144326/000114432613000031/R18.htm

Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site

http://www.epa.gov/region05/cleanup/kalproject/index.htm

http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3304-84646–,00.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalamazoo_Superfund_Site

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/nrda/KalamazooRiver

http://www.kalamazoorivercleanup.org

https://www.kzooriver.com/kalamazoo

http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/kalproject/photos/OUmap.gif

http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/kalproject/photographs.htm

Picture of “Portage Creek – Kalamazoo River, Michigan” by EPA

www.michigan.gov/photos/main_82481_7.jpg

“Portage”>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portage_Creek_-_Kalamazoo_River,_Michigan.jpeg#mediaviewer/File:Portage_Creek_-_Kalamazoo_River,_Michigan.jpeg”>Portage Creek – Kalamazoo River, Michigan” by EPA – http://www.michigan.gov/photos/main_82481_7.jpghttp://www.michigan.gov/photos/main_82481_7.jpg”>http://www.michigan.gov/photos/main_82481_7.jpg. Licensed underneath Public area by way of Wikimedia Commons

Try the seeps at base of TP1, Elizabeth Copper Mine Superfund Web site Vermont, USA – Vital to Higher Peninsula residents due to the air pollution feared by sulfide and copper mining throughout northern Michigan close to Lake Superior

[Large version of seep photo]

U.S/ Environmental Response, Compensation, and Legal responsibility Act (CERCLA)

www.epa.gov/superfund/coverage/cercla.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfund

http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lcla.html

U.S. Injury Evaluation, Remediation & Restoration Program (DARRP)

www.darrp.noaa.gov/greatlakes/kalamazoo

www.westonsolutions.com/initiatives/project_kalamazooriver.htm

www.terracontracting.internet/Multimedia/Video/TabId/74/VideoId/6/Kalamazoo-River-Superfund-Web site.aspx

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council (KRWC)

http://kalamazooriver.org/?page_id=217

The Environmental Regulation Reporter

http://elr.information/subject-matter-index-cases/allied-paper-portage-creek-kalamazoo-river-superfund-site-%28mich.%29/3384

http://upton.home.gov/uploadedfiles/05_13_2014_congressional_letter_to_epa_re_kalamazoo_superfund.pdf

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-Sixth-circuit/1022237.html

http://www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2014-02-18-2014-03332

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1897/04-493R.1/summary

www.msu.edu/consumer/giesy/Tasks/Shows/KZ-SS-BE-01.pdf

Fox River Superfund Web site

Authorizing federal defendant deposits in consent decree Fox River Superfund Web site

Authorizing federal defendant deposits in consent decree Fox River Superfund Web site

EPA 5-12 months Evaluation Studies

July 2014 5 12 months Evaluation Report (PDF) (68 pp, 4.9MB)

Discover of Lodging of Three Proposed Consent Decrees (PDF) (7pp, 41K), March 26, 2014

Consent Decree With Cashout Settling Defendants and the State of Wisconsin (PDF) (59 pp, 980K), March 26, 2014

Consent Decree With Kimberly Clark (PDF) (32 pp, 541K), March 26, 2014

Consent Decree With Newpage Wisconsin Inc. (PDF) (30 pp, 617K), March 26, 2014

www.epa.gov/Region5/cleanup/foxriver

www.epa.gov/Region5/cleanup/foxriver/#updates

www.justice.gov/enrd/3643.htm

http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/orda_docs/Belongings/UploadedFiles/CaseDocuments/Assessment_Documents/WI_Fox-River_AR-PCBs-Pathways_1999.pdf

United States Division of Justice aka United States Justice Division

http://www.justice.gov/enrd/3643.htm

Fox River teams, information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_River_percent28Wisconsinpercent29

http://www.foxriverwatch.com

http://www.foxriverwatch.com/NCR_corporation.html

http://www.foxriverwatch.com/pcb_pcbs_sources_1.html

http://www.foxriverwatch.com/superfund_sediment_remediation.html

http://dnr.wi.gov/subject/greatlakes/greenbay.html

http://www.sevenson.com/index.php/project-summaries/fox-river-superfund-site/

Appvion, Inc. (previously Appleton Papers Inc.)

http://www.appvion.com/en-us

http://www.appvion.com

https://www.linkedin.com/firm/appleton

Appleton Coated

http://www.appletoncoated.com/index.php?GroupID=11

http://www.appletoncoated.com

http://www.appletoncoated.com/greenzone/index.php

Information on lawsuits:

http://www.law360.com/articles/213303/gp-wants-ncr-to-pay-for-mich-superfund-site

http://www.law360.com/corporations/ncr-corporation/articles

http://www.mlive.com/information/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/09/hold_portage_creek_pcb_cleanup_1.html

http://michiganradio.org/put up/federal-regulators-say-pcb-cleanup-kalamazoo-river-gaining-momentum

http://michiganradio.org/put up/pcb-cleanup-continues-along-kalamazoo-river

http://michiganradio.org/put up/kalamazoo-residents-struggle-epa-over-mount-pcb

http://michiganradio.org/put up/epa-says-decision-about-kalamazoo-s-mount-pcb-will-come-summer

http://michiganradio.org/put up/kalamazoo-rallies-pressure-epa-remove-hazardous-paper-mill-waste

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/information/1144326/000114432613000031/R18.htm

American School of Environmental Legal professionals (ACOEL)

http://www.acoel.org/file.axd?file=2013percent2F10percent2FGeorgiapercent2BPacificpercent2Bvpercent2BNCR.pdf

http://www.ncr.com/newsroom/sources/united-states-district-court-for-the-western-district-of-michigan-issues-decision-in-phase-i-of-kalamazoo-river-case

Kalamazoo River Superfund Web site:

8-22-14 Extending Time For IPC To Reply To NCR Company Movement

8-13-14 Reply Transient In Help of Movement To Set up Scope of Section II Trial

8-8-14 NCR Corp’s Interrogatories to the Different Events

8-13-14 Amended Order Revising Case Schedule And Addressing Motions

http://www.law360.com/articles/428041/liberty-mutual-fights-ncr-on-79m-superfund-site-coverage

http://www.epa.gov/region5/cleanup/foxriver/pdf/foxriver_cd_201010.pdf

Appleton Papers, Inc.

United States of America and the State of Wisconsin, Plaintiffs–Appellees, v. NCR Company, Defendant–Appellant No. 12–2069 August 3, 2012

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-Seventh-circuit/1608058.html

http://fox11online.com/2014/05/15/objections-filed-to-proposed-fox-river-cleanup-settlement

Lawsuit Filed Between Paper Giants 12-3-10 Georgia-Pacific vs NCR monetary ruling 9-26-13

An August 2014 EPA replace on the Fox River Superfund Web site:

EPA has accomplished a standing assessment of the location’s cleanup. This kind of assessment is required at the very least each 5 years the place the cleanup is full–or ongoing–however hazardous waste stays managed on-site. These critiques are carried out to make sure that the cleanup continues to guard individuals and the surroundings.

EPA 5-12 months Evaluation Report (PDF) (68 pp, 4.9MB) July 2014

The assessment included:

  • An analysis of background info
  • Cleanup necessities
  • Effectiveness of the cleanup and any anticipated future actions
  • An evaluation of how for EPA to function extra effectively.

This was the second five-year assessment for the Decrease Fox River website.

It particulars the location progress. The earlier assessment was carried out in 2009.

The sixth yr of dredging within the Decrease Fox River from DePere to Inexperienced Bay is in progress. About 670,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment is predicted to be eliminated this yr utilizing at the very least three hydraulic dredges.

Much like final yr, dredging will happen 24 hours per day, at the very least 5 days every week by way of early November (aside from holidays).

One other course of known as sand capping and protecting, which began in 2011, will even proceed. This yr, 60 acres of sediment shall be capped and lined.

All dredged sediment is pumped into the State Road dewatering facility by way of a pipeline.

Then, the water is squeezed out by particular tools referred to as a plate and body press.

The remaining dried sediment is loaded onto vehicles to be correctly disposed of. Some sediment with greater ranges of PCBs is trucked to Ridgeview Recycling and Disposal Facility in Whitelaw, close to Manitowoc.

Owned by Waste Administration of Wisconsin, this landfill acquired a allow in 2012 from the Wisconsin Division of Pure Sources to just accept this sort of materials.

Since a lot of the sediment has PCB ranges lower than 50 components per million, it’s taken to Veolia Hickory Meadows Landfill in Chilton.

The complete cleanup is scheduled to be accomplished by 2017.

In a Could 1, 2013, federal courtroom ruling, U.S. District Decide William Griesbach required seven corporations that EPA considers liable for the PCB contamination to proceed and full the required cleanup work.

 

Like this:

Like Loading…

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *