May 24, 2010 7:09 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
plans to remove a central Louisiana Superfund cleanup site from its
National Priorities List in July.
The Ruston Foundry Superfund site in Alexandria will be removed
July 13 if the EPA doesn't receive information before that date
that requires action.
If the site is de-listed as planned, the Alexandria Town Talk
reports the city can push forward with plans to acquire the site
and use it for industrial development.
Ruston Foundry and Machines Shops was founded in Alexandria in
1908 and operated until 1985.
After its closure, the site was regarded as one of the most
contaminated Superfund sites - defined as any land that has been
contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a
candidate for cleanup.