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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:02 PM
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Without Superfund Tax, Stimulus Aids Cleanups
Source: The New York Times


Dredging at a Superfund site in Vineland, N.J., that will get up to $25 million in stimulus money.

VINELAND, N.J. The Superfund program to clean up the nations most contaminated industrial sites was established nearly 30 years ago on the principle that those responsible for toxic pollution should pay for it.


Ronald Naman, Environmental Protection Agency site manager, says the money will mean jobs.

So why is the government spending $600 million in stimulus money to work on sites like the defunct arsenic-fouled Vineland Chemical Company plant here in South Jersey?

Environmental Protection Agency officials and environmentalists say the Superfund program has been chronically underfinanced since a tax that supported it expired in 1995.

What is more, the old Vineland plant, like hundreds of other toxic dumps, is a so-called orphan site, meaning that either no responsible party has been found or money from the original polluter has been exhausted. So the taxpayer is on the hook for the remedial work.

Vinelands former owners, now deceased, paid $3 million toward a cleanup that began a decade ago and has already cost more than $120 million. The site will get $10 million to $25 million in stimulus money to speed a continuing project to purge arsenic and other chemicals from soil and water on the sites 54 acres.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/science/earth/26superfund.html?ref=politics
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quidam56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:10 AM
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1. Bush/Cheney are toxic terrorists
Hannity can say all he wants about his heroic patriotic leader keeping the homeland safe from another terrorist attack since 9/11. What Bush/Cheney and the new and improved clean, green, hybrid coal industry are doing 24/7 in Appalachia is toxic terrorism. We can't stand anymore of their progress and prosperity. See for yourself --- http://www.wisecountyissues.com/?p=138 Beautiful scenery, air, land and water destroyed thanks to greed.
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:32 AM
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2. Which Administration allowed the tax to lapse?
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