Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site

The Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site was created out of a "borrow pit" used to construct nearby Spur 25 highway. Manufacturing waste, called "sludge," was placed in the borrow pit. The sludge contained high concentrations of toxaphene pesticide and toxaphene-related chemicals. The landfill was closed in 1980 when toxaphene appeared in a nearby creek—a violation of Hercules, Inc. permit. Since then toxaphene has been found along the highway, in an adjacent neighborhood, and on unused school property near the landfill.

Altama Elementary School - More Factual and Scientific Inaccuracies from the EPA - EPA Refuses to Test School,     February 2008

EPA's January 29, 2008, Presentation and GEC Comments

Altama Elementary School - More Factual and Scientific Inaccuracies from the EPA - EPA Refuses to Test School,     February 2008

EPA Won't Retract Incorrect Statements, October 24, 2007

Dr. Bull Supports Efforts to Test Altama Elementary, October 2007

Altama Elementary School Testing Sought, July 30, 2007

Technical Assistance Grant Closed, December 2006

Inspector General’s Final Response to EPA’s Plan to Continue Underestimating Toxaphene, December 2006

Comments to OIG from national environmentalists support GEC's opposition to EPA efforts to continue underquantification of toxaphene, October 10, 2006

GEC comments on EPA response to OIG Report, September 9, 2006

Technical Assistance Report critique of EPA basis for trying to continue under-quantification of toxaphene, August   2006

Superfund Site may be used as commercial car parking lot, August 14, 2006

009 Site Is Back on Tax Rolls, July 2006

EPA Responds to Office of Inspector General Report on Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site, June 2006

Former Landfill Becomes Storage Site, May 31, 2006

EPA Response to Office of Inspector General Report Expected March 22, 2006

Second Report issued by EPA Inspector General on Toxaphene testing in Glynn County, December 2005

EPA Requests 90 Day Extension for Response to First Office of Inspector General Report, December 2005

Comment from the Glynn Environmental Coalition on the Office of Inspector General Ombudsman Report, Appropriate Testing and Timely Reporting Are Needed at the Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site, Brunswick, Georgia, Report 2005-P-00022, September 26, 2005,  comments of Dec. 19, 2005

Hercules Has Tax Exemption on 009 Superfund Site, November 2005

Toxaphene Analysis Flawed, October 2005

EPA Toxaphene Testing Method Found Inappropriate, October 2005

Delayed timetable for EPA Inspector General audit of the Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site, February 2005

GEC Comments Regarding the Five-Year Review Report for the Hercules 009 Landfill Superfund Site, June 2004

Five-Year Review Study Provides No Assurances on Effectiveness of Cleanup, June 2004

How To Hide the Poison: an analysis of the faulty toxaphene analytical methodology used in Brunswick, GA,     January 2001

   009 Landfill Final Treatment: "Fast and Cheap Remedial Design", September 1999         

GEC Comments on EPA's January 29, 2008, presentation

EPA's January 29, 2008, presentation

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