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Railroads Pay to Relocate California Drinking Water Well

Railroads Pay to Relocate California Drinking Water Well

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 4, 2009 (ENS) – The Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway have agreed to pay nearly $1 million in cleanup costs at a Superfund site in the town of Arvin, California, the U.S. EPA announced today. Located in an industrial, agricultural, and residential area of Kern County, the five acre site…

Atlantic Richfield Will Spend $8M to Remedy Leviathan Mine

Atlantic Richfield Will Spend $8M to Remedy Leviathan Mine

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 22, 2009 (ENS) – Acid mine drainage from the Leviathan Mine Superfund Site near the California-Nevada border will be treated during the warm months to prevent contaminants from polluting downstream waters under a settlement reached Wednesday between the federal government and the Atlantic Richfield Company. For decades, the inactive sulfur mine,…

ARCO Pays $2.7 Million to Contain Waste at Old Copper Mine

ARCO Pays $2.7 Million to Contain Waste at Old Copper Mine

SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 29, 2008 (ENS) – The Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, has been ordered to reimburse the federal government $2.77 million for work already performed to clean up abandoned wastes from the Anaconda copper mine that are contaminating air and water in central Nevada. The order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

Another Greka Oil Spill Fouls California Creek

Another Greka Oil Spill Fouls California Creek

SANTA BARBARA, California, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – More than 25,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled near Buellton, California on Saturday, but the spill was not even discovered until 13 hours after it started, according to a report on the incident issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Overfilling of a produced wastewater…

EPA Breaks Off Superfund Talks With Dow Chemical

EPA Breaks Off Superfund Talks With Dow Chemical

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today stopped its negotiations with Dow Chemical aimed at a settlement to conduct a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. “EPA does not believe that the deal Dow is offering goes far enough,” said Ralph…