The Environmental Protection Agency announced today (3/13) that it is adding the Sauer Dump to the National Priorities List, also known as Superfund, because the soil and wetland sediment on the 2.5-acre site contain high concentrations of lead, PCBs and other hazardous chemicals.
State and federal regulators have been investigating and studying the site since the mid-1980s. The property's owner was ordered to fence it off in 2005, cover "hot spots" with highly contaminated soil and stabilize shoreline erosion. The EPA proposed it for Superfund priority cleanup a year ago.
The Sauer dump is one of nine sites nationwide that EPA is adding to its Superfund list. For more, go here.