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Morgantown Site Removed from EPA Superfund National Priorities List


The Environmental Protection Agency says a West Virginia site is being deleted from the Superfund National Priorities List after being added to it in 1986.

The Dominion Post reports the EPA announced Thursday that the Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site in Morgantown is being deleted from the list. An EPA news release says the site consisted of a disposal area within a manufacturing plant area that covers more than 100 acres (40.5 hectares).

Since 1941, several companies operated chemical production facilities at the site. Contaminated materials were disposed in the disposal area. Cleanup of the disposal area included excavation and off-site treatment of all tar-like material from a lagoon area and stream sediments.

The site is still subject to periodic monitoring and will remain greenspace for the foreseeable future.