PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Environmental regulators say a former chemical plant in suburban Philadelphia may be added to a list of most contaminated sites.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday named Metro Container Corp. in Trainer, Delaware County as a possible addition to the Superfund National Priorities List.
The EPA said a lagoon on the site was used for disposal of chemicals and wastewater then filled in with soil. Officials say there's a risk of contamination to the Delaware River and its tidal flats.
The EPA will make a final decision on adding the site to its priorities list after a public comment period and further review.
The former chemical plant is currently owned by an industrial painting company that uses the property mainly for storage.
Online: EPA: http://1.usa.gov/oxJW6q