8/17/2017: EPA Region III has received funding to proceed with the Superfund clean up. The funding will allow for 80 homes to have their yards cleaned up. Clean up work is expected to begin after the labor day weekend.
6/2017: In May, the EPA restarted the cleanup of seven residential yards with PAH contamination in Eastwick. It included the removal of up to two feet of soil. This is the same cleanup that began in August 2016 and was suspended during the winter. Besides the seven yards, others with lower PAH levels will be addressed later. The EPA has posted a photo gallery of the residential yard cleanups. Click the following link and scroll down to view the gallery: Click here!
11/16/2016: The removal action for 2016 has been completed- meaning that all yards that met contamination triggers established in the removal action have been cleaned up. A total of 27 yards were cleaned during this project. The EPA will be responsible for maintaining the newly installed Sod through Thanksgiving.
11/09/2016: The EPA is addressing contaminated yards on the 8200 Block of Buist Ave. There will not be any yard remediation beginning Thanksgiving. All clean up activities will resume following the Winter holidays. The EPA will be contacting homeowners of yards that did not meet contamination levels, and updating them about the possibility to address their yards during the landfill clean up.