EPA proposes $3M cleanup of former recycling facility

Aug 12, 2013 | 11:02 AM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  EPA, Toa Baja, superfund, soil contamination, Scorpio Recycling, lead, Rey Mashayekhi

NEW YORK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan to handle contaminated soil at now-defunct Scorpio Recycling Inc.’s former site in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

The EPA designated the nine-acre site, where Scorpio operated metal recycling and battery crushing activities from 1972 to 2010, as a Superfund site on its National Priorities List after it found the soil was contaminated with lead and....

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