WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency talked about on Tuesday it was assessing two Superfund environmental cleanup websites in Nebraska and Missouri which have been affected by present flooding.
The Nebraska Ordnance Plant in Mead and the Conservation Chemical Corporation web site in Kansas City are being monitored, the corporate talked about in a press launch, together with that “no releases of hazardous contaminants attributable to flooding at these websites have been recognized.”
At the Nebraska web site, floodwaters rendered components of the situation shortly inaccessible and compelled a two-day shutdown of the groundwater remedy plant and extraction wells, EPA talked about. The remedy plant and the wells are working as soon as extra, it added.
In Kansas City, the Conservation Chemical Corporation web site partially flooded when the shut by Missouri River topped its banks, the corporate talked about. To care for the floodwaters, the pumping charge of the situation’s groundwater remedy system was elevated, EPA talked about.
The Superfund program, started in 1980, is supposed to find out and clear up plenty of the nation’s most polluted websites, which now amount larger than 1,300 all through the nation. But it has been criticized via the years for sluggish efforts.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Peter Cooney