Creek Soil & Sediment Removal Action
| GM is currently conducting
RCRA Corrective Action at the Site pursuant to a RCRA
Corrective Action Agreement between the U.S. EPA and GM,
which became effective on March 20, 2001.
Corrective Action is required for all facilities which
applied for a permit to manage hazardous waste. In essence,
Corrective Action is an evaluation to determine whether
plant waste management operations have impacted the
environment and, if so, the cleanup work necessary to
correct this impact. Corrective Action is designed to
identify and address any significant risks to human
health or the environment resulting from the release
of contaminants to environmental media such as soil
Under the terms of the Agreement,
GM is taking the lead role to investigate the Site and
perform any needed remediation work. The scope of investigation
and any required cleanup work is reviewed with U.S.
EPA and is conducted according to standards that are
protective of public health and the environment. IDEM
and USFWS are also involved with the review and comment
on project scope and data evaluation.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is a federal
law that encourages recycling and requires responsible
waste management in a manner that is protective
of human health and the environment.
For more information: www.epa.gov/osw
Corrective Action is a process
through which the areas of a facility that may
have been affected by the management of solid
or hazardous waste, or releases of hazardous constituents,
are evaluated and, if necessary, remediated.
United States Environmental Protection
Agency (U.S. EPA) Region V has signed
an Agreement with GM for Corrective Action work
at the Site.
For more information: www.epa.gov
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
(IDEM) and United States Fish
and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are co-operating
with U.S. EPA and GM and providing review and
comment on the Corrective Action work being performed
at the Site.
For more information: www.in.gov/idem