Norphlet site recommended for Superfund list

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 12, 2013 at 6:20 am •  Published: December 12, 2013
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NORPHLET, Ark. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing that a former oil refinery site in Union County be added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

The EPA says the MacMillan Ring-Free Oil site is near a residential neighborhood and a school in Norphlet. The site was used as a crude-oil refinery and as a maker of lubrication and asphalt products from 1929 to 1987.

The site has been abandoned since 2007.

The EPA says contamination from the site has seeped into groundwater and into drainage pathways that lead to wetlands north of the site. Soil on and under the property has also been affected.

Adding the site to the Superfund list would allow the EPA to begin cleanup efforts. Since 1983, the EPA added nearly 1,700 sites to the list.



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