(ATLANTA Sept. 15, 2011) The U.S.…

(ATLANTA – Sept. 15, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added six new hazardous waste sites in the Southeast that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. EPA also proposes adding two other sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.

The following six sites in the Southeast have been added to the National Priorities List:

· Armstrong World Industries (ceiling tile manufacturer) in Macon, GA;

· Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Columbus (former pressure –treated railroad products manufacturer) in Columbus, MS;

· Red Panther Chemical Company (former pesticides formulation plant) in Clarksdale, MS;

· Horton Iron and Metal (former fertilizer manufacturer and metal salvage) in Wilmington, NC;

· US Finishing/Cone Mills (former textile operation) in Greenville, SC; and

· Alamo Contaminated Ground Water (contaminated ground water plume) in Alamo, TN;