EPA Finalizes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an amended plan to remove contaminated soil from the site of former lagoons at the Nepera Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Hamptonburgh, N.Y. in Orange County. EPA developed three options to address soil contaminated with potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the former lagoons and has selected excavation and off-site disposal of the contaminated soil as the cleanup method. Excavation of the contaminated soil will begin later this summer and will take several months to complete. EPA held a public meeting and a public comment period to gather input from the public on the three options developed to address the contaminated soil. About 7,000 people live within three miles of the site.