EPA proposes removal of New York landfill from national priorities list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, has finished cleanup of the 35-acre Batavia landfill in Batavia, N.Y. and is now hoping to remove the site from its national priorities list. According to an article published in Buffalo Business First, the landfill was placed on the list in 1983 after companies had dumped industrial wastes at the site for more than two decades. The site was closed in 1980 after the state Department of Environmental Conservation cited violations of state regulations.