GULFPORT and CANTON — Two closed manufacturing sites in Mississippi have been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list.
Chemfax Inc. was a former manufacturer of synthetic resins and waxes in Gulfport. Southeastern Wood Preserving was a former wood treating operation in Canton.
They are among four new Superfund sites the EPA announced yesterday. The others are in Florida and North Carolina.
The EPA’s Superfund program provides for the cleanup of uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites.
Since 1983, 1,661 sites have been listed. Of these sites, 359 sites have been cleaned up resulting in 1,302 sites currently on the list.
With all sites, EPA works to identify companies or people responsible for the contamination at a site, and require them to conduct or pay for the cleanup.
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