Our network

Hochul Calls on EPA to Speed 18-Mile Creek Superfund Decision | Politics

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Hochul Calls on EPA to Speed 18-Mile Creek Superfund Decision
Politics
Hochul Calls on EPA to Speed 18-Mile Creek Superfund Decision

LOCKPORT, N.Y. – Congresswoman Kathy Hochul today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting she expedite the determination of inclusion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Corridor on the EPA Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).

“After nearly 25 years, the EPA recently proposed adding Eighteen Mile Creek to the Superfund National Priorities List as one of the nation’s most hazardous waste sites,” said Congresswoman Hochul.  “Now, four months after the conclusion of the comment period, it’s time for the EPA to end its review process and finally add Eighteen Mile to the Superfund List.  The people of Lockport have waited long enough for us to clean up this site.”

Hochul has been a strong backer of cleaning up the Eighteen Mile Creek Area of Concern (AOC) in Niagara County since first being elected to Congress last spring.  Since taking office, Hochul has written letters to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), as well as taken meetings with local community members to discuss the problem.  A copy of Congresswoman Hochul’s letter to the NYSDEC last July can be found here.

Eighteen Mile Creek and surrounding properties have been the focus of numerous investigations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the EPA since the late 1980s. In tests conducted by the NYSDEC, it was found that soil around the site and surrounding areas have been found to contain high levels of metals, as well as Polychlorinated Biphenyls, known to cause several hazardous health conditions in humans and wildlife.

A copy of the letter Congresswoman Hochul sent to Administrator Jackson today can be found here.

Politics

Clarence Businesses