Agencies Sign Agreement for Cleanup of Coast Guard Yard

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the signing of a federal facility inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard for the cleanup of the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard Superfund site in
The agreement requires that the Coast Guard thoroughly investigate environmental impacts associated with past activities, and that appropriate actions be taken in order to protect the community and the environment. The agreement identifies roles, responsibilities, processes, and schedules EPA will follow to protect the environment and support approved land uses.
Federal facility agreements, required by Superfund, are now in place at more than 150 federal facilities nationwide. The agreement is the last of those required by civilian federal agencies.
Located six miles southeast of , the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard was listed on the Superfund National Priorities List in Sept. 2002. The 113-acre facility provides support for the Coast Guard, including the design, construction and repair of ships and boats. During its peak use during World War II, the yard was a fully operational shipbuilding facility.
Former site-related activities are suspected to have contributed to contamination of soils, groundwater, surface water and sediments. Soil samples reveal certain areas with semi-volatile organic compounds, metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides and dioxin. Sediment samples taken in have indicated elevated metals concentrations suspected to be associated with dry-dock operations. For more information on the history and status of the cleanup, visit: http://www.epa.gov/reg3hscd/super/sites/MD4690307844/index.htm .

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Hurricane Ignacio Gains Strength but Expected to Bypass Hawaii

Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service.

USCG Reopens Key West Ports After Erika Dissipates

Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, reopened Key West, Florida, ports, terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating.

Man Earns Jail Time for Hoax Coast Guard Calls

A man found guilty of making numerous hoax calls to the U.K. Coastguard has been jailed for four months, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2048 sec (5 req/sec)