New Hanover Airport Burn Pit Part 2
In order to help, the EPA conducted many community involvement activities to have community input and to make sure the public remains informed about site activities throughout the cleanup process.
1. Collect additional groundwater data 2. Perform a study to evaluate the contamination 3. Extract contaminated groundwater and study it in a treatment system 4. Pretreat it to remove suspended solids and iron 5. Use air stripping as part as the groundwater treatment and discharge treated groundwater to the local water treatment plant
Here are the steps to EPA's clean up plan of 1993
Now you might be wondering on how all of this affected me. A pet bunny.
Like I mentioned earlier. Most of the water that we drink is groundwater. In order to save filtered water, Katie gives me tap water to drink. The tap water contains the contaminants in ground water, such as beneze, lead, and chromium. These could possibly kill me.
Fortunately because of hard work the airport was restored. In 2000, additional wells were installed. The PRP began monitoring groundwater semi-annually in 2002. And they will continue to check them to make sure the site is clean in order to assure other people's let alone my own health.
In order to learn more information visit https://cumulis.epa.gov
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