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NL Industries / Taracorp (NL)

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope (pope.janet@epa.gov)
312-353-0628 or 800-621-8431, ext.30628

Remedial Project Manager
Sheri Bianchin (bianchin.sheri@epa.gov)
312-886-4745 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64745


(where to view written records)

City Clerk's Office
2000 Edison Ave.
Granite City, Ill


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July 2015

In March 2014, EPA completed a status review of the NL/Taracorp Superfund Site. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous waste remains managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.

The review included:
•             An evaluation of background information
•             Cleanup requirements
•             Effectiveness of the cleanup and any anticipated future actions
•             Maintenance and monitoring efforts
•             An analysis of ways for EPA to operate more efficiently

The review found that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.  However, additional work is required to ensure long-term protectiveness.  This work will involve cleaning up additional yards in the cleanup zones and ensuring institutional controls such as land use restrictions are implemented at certain properties.  Also, residual battery pieces (known as chips) may be found in and around the cleanup areas.  If so, the public is advised to refer to the Excavation Advisory below and should contact EPA.  The next scheduled status review will be in 2019.

Excavation Advisory (PDF) (2pp, 263K)

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