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EPA Announces Major Modifications to Ongoing VT Landfill Superfund Site Remedy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed major recommended modifications to the ongoing remedy of the BFI Rockingham Landfill Superfund Site (Site) in the city of Rockingham, Vt., that include an increased timeframe to cleanup Site groundwater, additional groundwater restrictions to prevent exposure to contaminated groundwater, and revised cleanup levels for two contaminants -- arsenic and lead.

EPA is carrying out these measures to ensure that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment based on changes to the federal and state standards for these two metals. Further, the Agency will be accepting public comment on these recommended modifications from Sept. 11 to Sept. 25, 2014.

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