Thursday, September 2, 2010

Brookhurst, MT Cleanup ‘Nearing Completion’

September 2, 2010 - A two-decade effort to address groundwater contamination at the Brookhurst subdivision near Casper could enter its final stage this fall.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed certain restrictions for two neighboring industrial properties it deemed responsible for the contamination. If those proposals go through, the EPA hopes to begin removing parts of the site from the federal Superfund list later this year.

“We are not at the total end, but we are nearing completion,” said EPA Remedial Project Manager Frances Costanzi. “The great majority of the work has been completed.”

The area received federal Superfund designation in 1990, four years after tests revealed pollution inside drinking-water wells in the Brookhurst subdivision east of Casper. Authorities tied the contamination to a pair of groundwater plumes that originated from the nearby Kinder Morgan gas compression plant and Dow Chemical/Dowell Schlumberger oil field services facility.


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