EPA Considers $200 Million Fix to Pfizer Inc. Superfund Site

Published: Feb 20, 2012

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is leaning toward a nearly $204 million fix for the polluted American Cyanamid property that involves changing the contaminants into a solid and trapping them under a cap. A decision has not yet been made by the federal agency, but the option was one of eight announced today that were considered. The others ranged from no action to a solution that would have cost property owner Pfizer $1.8 billion total. The EPA’s preferred option is similar to one promoted in December by the pharmaceutical giant. The differences between the two proposals were not immediately available, but Pfizer engineer Russ Downey said “we are pleased that it won’t be vastly different.”

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