Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BoRit one year later

One year ago this week, the Environmental Protection Agency placed the BoRit asbestos site on its Superfund National Priority List, setting in motion a process that will have a long-term impact on the area.
Sites on the NPL have "known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants," according to the EPA's Web site.
By placing the site on the NPL April 8, 2009, the EPA began efforts to remove immediate risks at the site and started a long-term analysis of it to determine a final solution for the asbestos contamination.
The EPA’s action to address immediate risks, termed the removal stage, began last spring. The removal action has been divided into three phases, two of which have been completed with plans for the third being prepared.
Phase I stabilized the stream banks of the Wissahickon Creek by placing geotextile fabric and erosion mats along the>Phase II, which began in September and wrapped up last month, concentrated on the area near. this and many more erosion articles

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