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EPA finalizes nearly $7M plan to cleanup soil at residential properties at Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport

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Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to cleanup lead-contaminated soil at approximately 28 residences that are impacted by the former Flintkote Plant property at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport. As part of a multiphased, comprehensive cleanup of the Eighteen Mile Creek Site, EPA will remove and transport approximately 14,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil for off-site disposal at facilities licensed to handle the waste. The excavated areas will be restored with clean soil.
"Our decision to move forward with the removal of lead from the properties of more than two-dozen residences is a major milestone in the long-term cleanup of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund site cleanup," EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez said. "We are committed to continuing our work with our state and local partners, the community, and individual property owners to ensure that the children and families of Lockport are protected from the legacy of pollution from the Flintkote Plant."
EPA held a public meeting in August to explain its cleanup proposal, discuss the other cleanup options that were considered, and to solicit public comments. To read the EPA's selected cleanup plan, outlined in a record of decision, or to view EPA's responses to public comments in the responsiveness summary, visit: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/eighteenmile-creek; or for a direct link to the record of decision, visit https://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/02/550180.

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