EPA proposes adding Nassau landfill to Superfund list

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed adding two sites in upstate New York to the Superfund cleanup list.

One is the Dewey Loeffel landfill in Nassau, Rensselaer County, which has been monitored by the Department of Environmental Conservation since 1979. The site was used as a dumping ground for waste oil between 1952 and 1968 and is contaminated with PCB's. The state ordered General Electric to cap the site in 1984.

The EPA also proposes to add sections of the Black River in Jefferson County to the Superfund because sediment in the river and along its banks is contaminated.

The Black River is a popular location for recreation and fishing. The Superfund listing would enable EPA to investigate the contamination of the sediment and to take actions to address it.

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