Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cleanup team selected for Tarpon Springs Superfund site

Tarpon Springs

Cleanup team selected for Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stauffer Management Co. officials announced Wednesday the selection of a remediation team for the Stauffer Chemical Plant site on Anclote Road. O'Brien & Gere of Syracuse, N.Y., is Stauffer's construction manager for the cleanup project. Envirocon, based in Missoula, Mont., will do the construction. The Stauffer Chemical Plant closed in 1981, leaving 30 toxic substances in the water and soil. The EPA put it on its Superfund list in 1994. The cleanup of the 130-acre site will take an estimated 18 months and has yet to be scheduled. The EPA will host an open house before the cleanup.

Palm Harbor

Clearwater woman hit-and-run victim

Authorities have released the name of a 58-year-old Clearwater woman who was killed in a hit-and-run collision Tuesday night on U.S. 19. Robin Anne Vallie was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened around 8:45 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said she was trying to cross the road on foot, just north of Fox Chase Boulevard, when she was hit by a black sedan with tinted windows. It may have been a 2004 Infiniti with heavy front-end damage, troopers said. The patrol is investigating and asks anyone with information to call (813) 631-4020.


Police seek Lincoln that fled crash

Police say a 2010 Lincoln MKZ, painted brilliant metallic silver, was involved in a hit-and-run crash that sent a Largo pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries Saturday. The vehicle should have damage to the driver-side headlight area. The pedestrian, Darcee Jo Randall, 49, of Largo was hit at 9:45 p.m. after she fell near East Bay and Seacrest drives. Police don't know what caused her to fall. She was in serious condition Wednesday. Police say the driver likely will face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury. Anyone with information should contact Officer Mike Freire at (727) 587-6730.


Boat ramp closes for improvements

The city marina's boat ramp will close today through Feb. 19. Harbormaster Bill Frantz said the ramp would be extended and that aluminum floating docks would be added during the eight-day closure at 51 Main St.


Fashion show tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Clearwater Women's Club's annual High Tea and Fashion Show slated for Feb. 20 at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Clearwater. The program includes lunch, the show and door prizes. The cost is $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Call Tammy Harkins, (727) 710-6116, or Marilyn Collins, (727) 475-8960.

Cleanup team selected for Tarpon Springs Superfund site 02/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Trump reveals that he didn't record Comey after all


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI director James Comey, ending a monthlong guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he didn’t record his conversations with James Comey.
  2. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  3. Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case


    The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

    Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  4. Uhuru mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel protests exclusion from debate


    ST. PETERSBURG — Jesse Nevel, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement candidate for mayor, on Thursday demanded that he be allowed to participate in a July 25 televised debate between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker.

    Mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel holds a news conference outside the headquarters of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday to protest his exclusion from the mayoral debate. Nevel is a member of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement.
  5. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman also has top-9 wing on his wish list

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Much has been made about the Lightning's interest in bolstering its blue line, even after last week's acquisition of defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev.

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures as he speaks to the media about recent trades during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning, over the past few days, have traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings, forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Valtteri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA101