Lead Paint Abatement
On June 3, 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Pacific Regional Director authorized initiation of an expanded Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis to further delineate the nature and extent of the release of lead contamination at Midway Atoll, develop and evaluate removal action alternatives, and implement an appropriate alternative by July 2011. The Department of the Interior’s Central Hazardous Materials Fund is providing $1.4 million for examining the extent of contamination, developing removal alternatives and associated cleanup costs, and initiating an approved response action. Cleanup activities will be conducted under the authority of Section 104 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund). We anticipate the response action will be carried out over several years.