List of Superfund sites in New Mexico

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This is a list of Superfund sites in New Mexico 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 May 2, 2010, there were thirteen Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in New Mexico.[3] One more site has been proposed for entry on the list[4] and four others have been cleaned up and removed from it.[5]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed[6] Listed[7] Construction
completed[8]
Partially
deleted[9]
Deleted[10]
NMD980622864 AT&SF (Albuquerque) Bernalillo Groundwater contamination by dense, non-aqueous phase liquid containing organic compounds and soil contamination by PAHs and zinc from wood treatment plant which closed in 1972.[11] 10/14/1992 12/16/1994
NMD043158591 AT&SF (Clovis) Curry Lake water, sediment and underlying soil was contaminated by boron, fluoride, chloride, phenolics, sulfate, petroleum hydrocarbons, dissolved solids and organic compounds.[12] 06/23/1981 09/8/1983
09/20/2000
03/17/2003
NMD097960272 Cal West Metals (USSBA) Socorro Lead contamination of soil and battery casings from former operations on site.[13] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
09/28/1995
12/20/1996
NMD980749378 Cimarron Mining Corp. Lincoln Groundwater contamination by inorganic compounds including cyanides and lead contamination of soil and sediment, from ore milling and precious metals extraction.[14] 06/24/1988 10/04/1989
09/24/1992
08/31/2000
NMD981155930 Cleveland Mill Grant Soil and groundwater contamination by arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead and zinc from former mining and milling operations. Runoff has acidified the Little Walnut Creek and contaminated it with metals.[15] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
09/23/1999
07/23/2001
NMD001829506 Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries Socorro Groundwater contamination with TCE and DCE and soil contamination by lead, chromium and cadmium from former electronics and battery manufacture and municipal landfill.[16] 03/07/2007 09/19/2007
NMD986668911 Fruit Avenue Plume Bernalillo TCE contamination of groundwater, possibly from a former dry cleaning operation, in an aquifer that provides drinking water to Albuquerque.[17] 07/22/1999 10/23/1999
12/05/2006
NM0007271768 Grants Chlorinated Solvents Plume Cibola Groundwater contamination by PCE, with the possibility of vapor intrusion in buildings.[18] 03/08/2004 07/22/2004
NMD0002271286 Griggs & Walnut Ground Water Plume Doña Ana Groundwater, including that drawn by municipal wells, is contaminated by PCE.[19] 01/11/2001 06/14/2001
NMD007860935 Homestake Mining Company Cibola Groundwater contamination by radium-226, selenium, uranium and radon from alkaline tailings from uranium ore milling.[20] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
09/20/1996
NMD980750020 Lee Acres Landfill (USDOI San Juan Groundwater contamination by high concentrations of manganese and lower concentrations of nickel and VOCs including PCE and its decomposition products.[21] 06/24/1998 08/30/1990
08/11/2005
NM0000605386 McGaffey & Main Ground Water Plume Chaves Groundwater contamination by PCE, believed to be from a former dry cleaning operation. Contamination has not affected the city water supply.[22] 09/13/2001 10/24/2002
NMD002899094 Molycorp Inc. Taos An active molybdenum mine and milling facility has contaminated the shallow ground water and surface waters draining the site, such as the Red River, with acidic, metal-laden waters due to mining operations and breakages in the tailings transfer pipe. The principle contaminents are aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, fluoride, iron, lead, manganese, molybdenum, sulfate and zinc.[23][24] 05/11/2000
NMD986670156 North Railroad Avenue Plume Rio Arriba Groundwater contamination by PCE.[25] 07/28/1998 01/19/1999
06/30/2008
NMD980749980 Pagano Salvage Valencia Soil was contaminated by PCBs.[26] 06/24/1988 10/04/1989
09/12/1991
10/14/1992
NMD980622773 Prewitt Abandoned Refinery McKinley Petroleum sludges. Soil contamination by asbestos, lead and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and groundwater contamination by lead, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes.[27] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
08/22/1996
01/29/1998
NMD085267961 Rinchem Co., Inc. Bernalillo Groundwater contamination by VOCs. Proposed addition to NPL withdrawn because contamination was within Federal drinking water standards.[28] 10/14/1992
Withdrawn 01/19/1999
NMD980745558 South Valley Bernalillo Groundwater contamination by VOCs. Private and municipal wells were affected.[29] 07/23/1982 09/08/1983
09/30/1996
NMD030443303 United Nuclear Corp. Church Rock McKinley Groundwater contamination by acidic mill tailings, sulfate, thorium, radium, aluminum, ammonia and iron from former uranium ore milling operations.[30] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
09/29/1998

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ "National Priorities List". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Final National Priorities List Sites by State". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Proposed National Priorities List Sites by State". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Deleted National Priorities List Sites by State". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  10. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  11. ^ "AT&SF (Albuquerque)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  12. ^ "AT&SF (Clovis)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  13. ^ "Cal West Metals (USSBA)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  14. ^ "Cimarron Mining Corp.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  15. ^ "Cleveland Mill". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  16. ^ "Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  17. ^ "Fruit Avenue Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  18. ^ "Grants Chlorinated Solvents Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  19. ^ "Griggs & Walnut Ground Water Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  20. ^ "Homestake Mining Company". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  21. ^ "Lee Acres Landfill". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  22. ^ "McGaffey & Main Ground Water Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  23. ^ "Molycorp, Inc.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  24. ^ "Molycorp, Inc. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved May 3, 2010. 
  25. ^ "North Railroad Avenue Plume". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  26. ^ "Pagano Salvage". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  27. ^ "Prewitt Abandoned Refinery". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  28. ^ "Rinchem Co., Inc.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  29. ^ "South Valley". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  30. ^ "United Nuclear Corp.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 

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