The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove a central Louisiana Superfund cleanup site from its National Priorities List in July.

 



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove a central Louisiana Superfund cleanup site from its National Priorities List in July.
The Ruston Foundry Superfund site in Alexandria will be removed July 13 if the EPA doesn't receive information before that date that requires action.
If the site is de-listed as planned, the Alexandria Town Talk reports the city can push forward with plans to acquire the site and use it for industrial development.
Ruston Foundry and Machines Shops was founded in Alexandria in 1908 and operated until 1985.
After its closure, the site was regarded as one of the most contaminated Superfund sites - defined as any land that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup.