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Louisiana creosote site should go on Superfund list

Louisiana creosote site should go on Superfund list”

- A contaminated, graffiti-covered hazardous waste site in MA has been placed on the federal government's Superfund National Priorities List for cleanup. From 1999 to 2003, the plastic fabrication company manufactered numerous products with the use of PFOAs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a Louisiana site contaminated with creosote should be added to the Superfund list of the nation's most contaminated sites. I am proud to have advocated on behalf of the people of Hoosick Falls and the surrounding communities so they can have access to the funding necessary to clean up contamination and have safe drinking water.

Among the group's recommendations were for the administrator to focus on a "top-10" list of sites, directing resources to sites that have been on the national priority list for more than five years and inviting third parties to invest in priority cleanups.

The Superfund program has been criticized over the years for its slow efforts to clean up hazardous waste sites, which now number more than 1,300 around the country.

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The superfund designation for Hoosick Falls is something residents and lawmakers have been pushing for.

"Our experience points out the need for stronger regulations so that other communities can avoid the problems that we have experienced".

The senator went on to say he will continue to watch the situation and remain in very close contact with local officials.



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