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|Main Title||Success in brief : cleaning nearly complete at Harvey and Knott site.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Delaware--New Castle County ; Organic water pollutants--Environmental aspects--Delaware--New Castle County ; Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects--Delaware--New Castle County ; Ethylbenzene--Environmental aspects--Delaware--New Castle County ; Toluene--Environmental aspects--Delaware--New Castle County|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Ground water ; Sludge ; Wetlands ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Heavy metals ; Industrial wastes ; Municipal wastes ; New Castle County(Delaware) ; Dumps ; Volatile organic compounds ; Cleanup|
|Collation||4 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.|
From 1963 to 1969, two acres of the Harvey and Knott Drum site in New Castle County, Delaware served as an open dump and burning area for sanitary, municipal, and industrial wastes. Sludge, paint pigment, and solvents contaminated the site until the State of Delaware and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intervened in 1981. Site conditions required a combination of traditional cleanup measures. After the immediate health threats posed by the site were eliminated, EPA reached an innovative, 'mixed funding' settlement for long-term cleanup with two parties responsible for the site contamination. The following actions highlight the success of the Superfund program: An emergency removal of contaminants reduced immediate environmental and public health effects; A rapid assessment of ground water safeguarded drinking water supplies; and The full cooperation of General Motors (GM) expedited implementation of the cleanup, valued at $3.2 million.
Caption title. "EPA/520-F-93-007." "Spring 1993."