"The whole thing is designated a Superfund site
, but the tunnel is the reason," Loevlie says.
The American Cyanamid Superfund Site
, which once employed more than 3,000 workers, has a history of industrial pollution dating to 1915.
And though it was named a Superfund site
before the Gowanus Canal, it is much further behind in terms of cleanup and redevelopment.
Adjacent to the highly populated Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, the canal was finally named a Superfund site
Size Locality (mm) Reference Texas 100 Cagle, 1950 South Carolina 104 Lovich et al., 1990 Tar Creek Superfund Site
, Oklahoma 114 This study Illinois and Tennessee 130 Cagle, 1950 Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma 130 This study Alabama 140 Garstka, 1991 Lake Carl Blackwell, Oklahoma 145 McCoy, 1966 Illinois 152 Cahn, 1937 Lake Texoma, Oklahoma 152 Webb, 1961 Lake Carl Blackwell, Oklahoma 156 This study
In addition to Superfund sites
, the contaminated sites include those under the supervision of other federal agencies, such as the defense and energy departments and state and civil agencies, as well as brownfield sites and underground storage tanks.
Substantial completion of a feasibility study for a Superfund site
or of a corrective measures study for an RCRA site.
Ashkettle: But nobody can prove that I polluted a Superfund site
Flickinger worries about other communities near Superfund sites
who have put faith in the EPA's ability to protect them.
"Remediating Superfund sites
goes a long way to protecting natural resources and public health," Pascrell said in a statement.
Cancer in the vicinity of a Department of Defense Superfund site