Issue Date: August 27, 2012
EPA To Remove Dioxin-Contaminated Hooker Chemical Landfill From List Of Nation’s Most Hazardous Waste Sites
One of the oldest Superfund sites is coming off the list of the U.S.’s most hazardous waste locales after nearly 30 years. EPA announced last week that it will take the Hooker-Hyde Park site in Niagara Falls, N.Y., off that list next month. Hooker Chemical, purchased by Occidental Chemical in 1968, disposed of some 80,000 tons of mainly chlorinated organic waste at the 15-acre site from 1953 to 1975. The agency estimates . . .
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