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NIAGARA FALLS - The public has until next Wednesday to comment on an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to eliminate the 15-acre Hooker-Hyde Park Landfill Superfund site from the Superfund National Priorities List.
The EPA said Wednesday that a cleanup of contaminated ground water and creek sediment "has eliminated the threat to public health and the environment." The site was used from 1953 to 1975 to dispose of about 80,000 tons of chemical waste and dioxin. The EPA said it is in an industrial area northwest of the city, near Bloody Run Creek and property owned by the New York Power Authority.
An extensive cleanup program there was finished in September 2003 and the EPA has been monitoring it ever since.
If no significant dissenting comments are received by next Wednesday, the EPA said, "This deletion will be effective on Sept. 30, 2012."Comments may be sent by mail, facsimile or email to the EPA Buffalo office at 186 Exchange St.