EPA: Cleanup complete at Superfund site along scenic stretch of Hudson River in Newburgh

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NEWBURGH, New York — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove a site along the Hudson River in Newburgh from the Superfund list of most-contaminated hazardous waste sites.

The agency says cleanup of the Consolidated Iron and Metal site included demolishing buildings and removing more than 68,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, 30,000 tires, 1,400 tons of scrap metal, and 380 tons of concrete.

Past operations at the site contaminated soil and groundwater with PCBs, volatile organic compounds and metals.

The EPA and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation have determined that all necessary cleanup actions have been completed.

EPA has spent $45 million to clean up the site, of which $14 million has been paid by responsible parties.

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