List of Superfund sites in Idaho

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Idaho designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of April 2010, there were six Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Idaho.[2] Three more sites have been proposed for entry on the list and three have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed[3] Listed[4] Construction
completed[5]
Partially
deleted[6]
Deleted[7]
IDD000800961 Arrcom (Drexler Enterprises) Kootenai Site soil contamination by VOCs, heavy metals including lead and mercury, acid, PCBs and PCP from waste oil recycling. Asbestos contamination in site buildings.[8][9] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
06/30/1992
12/23/1992
IDD980725832 Blackbird Mine Lemhi Groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment contamination by copper, cobalt and arsenic. Acid rock drainage from mine tunnels and waste has decreased water quality in local creeks, affecting chinook salmon and other threatened and endangered species.[10][11] 05/10/1993
IDD048340921 Bunker Hill Mining & Metallurgical Shoshone The Coeur d'Alene River basin contains millions of tons of mine tailings, waste rock and ore concentrates. Soil, sediments, groundwater and surface water are contaminated with heavy metals including cadmium, lead and zinc from former mining and smelting operations.[12][13] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
IDD984666610 Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination Power and Bannock Groundwater and surface water contamination by arsenic and phosphorus from phosphorus ore processing plants. Off-site soil contamination from airborne release of fluoride, radium-226 and cadmium; on-site soil contamination by cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, silver, vanadium, zinc, radium-226 and fluoride.[14][15] 05/05/1989 08/30/1990
ID4890008952 Idaho National Laboratory (DOE) Butte, Clark, Jefferson, and Bingham Groundwater contamination by hexavalent chromium, iodine-129, strontium-90, technetium-99, tritium, carbon tetrachloride and TCE; soil contamination by heavy metals including lead and mercury, by VOCs, and by radionuclides, including cesium-137, strontium-90, and plutonium.[16][17] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
IDD041310707 Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. (Soda Springs) Caribou Surface water, ground water and solid waste contamination by vanadium, arsenic, molybdenum, manganese, tributyl phosphate and total petroleum hydrocarbons.[18][19] 05/05/1989 10/04/1989
09/26/2001
IDD081830994 Monsanto Chemical Co. (Soda Springs) Caribou Groundwater contamination by cadmium, selenium, nitrate, and fluoride from phosphorus ore processing plant. Soil on-site and on nearby buffer properties contaminated by radium-226 blown from ore stockpiles.[20][21] 05/05/1989 08/30/1990
09/20/2000
ID3572124557 Mountain Home Air Force Base Elmore Groundwater contamination by TCE, aviation fuel and benzene from aircraft maintenance and industrial operations.[22][23] 07/14/1989 08/30/1990
09/30/1998
IDD098812878 Pacific Hide & Fur Recycling Co. Bannock Soil contamination by PCBs, lead and other inorganic compounds from scrap metal disposal.[24][25] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984
09/29/1997
11/04/1999
IDSFN1002095 St. Maries Creosote Benewah Creosote contamination of debris, soil and surface water from pole treatment plant.[26][27] 12/01/2000
IDD980665459 Stibnite/Yellow Pine Mining Area Valley Heavy metal, arsenic and cyanide contamination of groundwater, seeps, sediments and soils from gold-antimony ore mining and milling.[28][29] 09/13/2001
IDD055030852 Union Pacific Railroad Co. Bannock Groundwater contamination by heavy metals, PAHs and organic compounds from Union Pacific's waste water treatment facility and an adjacent tie treatment plant.[30][31] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984 09/19/1996
09/22/1997

In addition, a proposal to add the Triumph Mine Tailings Site to the NPL was made in 1993 but withdrawn in 2003 as the EPA felt that all major sources of risk had been mitigated.[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Arrcom (Drexler Enterprises)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Arrcom (Drexler Enterprises) Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Blackbird Mine". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  11. ^ "Blackbird Mine Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Bunker Hill Mining & Metallurgical". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  13. ^ "Bunker Hill Mining & Metallurgical Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ "Eastern Michaud Flats Contamination Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Idaho National Laboratory (USDOE)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "Idaho National Laboratory Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. (Soda Springs)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  19. ^ "Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. (Soda Springs) Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Monsanto Chemical Co. (Soda Springs Plant)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  21. ^ "Monsanto Chemical Co. (Soda Springs) Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Mountain Home Air Force Base". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  23. ^ "Mountain Home Air Force Base Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Pacific Hide & Fur Recycling Co.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  25. ^ "Pacific Hide & Fur Recycling Co. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  26. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for St. Maries Creosote". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  27. ^ "St. Maries Creosote Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  28. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Stibnite/Yellow Pine Mining Area". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  29. ^ "Stibnite/Yellow Pine Mining Area Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Union Pacific Railroad Co.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  31. ^ "Union Pacific Railroad Co. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Triumph Mine Tailings Site". EPA. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 

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