Superfund program

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the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide


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EPA placed the site on the Superfund Programs National Priorities List (NPL) in 1996 because of contaminated groundwater, soil and sediment resulting from facility operations.
When applied to a contaminated site, the "Superfund Alternative Approach" uses the same standards and investigation process as sites going through the conventional Superfund program.
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OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: I use event history analysis to evaluate the impact of Executive Order 12898 on the equitability of the Superfund program.
Under the Superfund program, abandoned, accidentally spilled, or illegally dumped hazardous wastes that pose a current or future threat to human health or the environment are cleaned up.
Almost 60 wood-preserving sites have been on the National Priorities List, which lists facilities eligible for cleanup under the Superfund program, and wood-preserving chemicals contaminate hundreds more that are either too contaminated or too costly for effective remediation.
The answer depends in large part on how much money EPA will need to implement the Superfund program.
Environmental Protection Agency demonstrated significant progress cleaning up high-priority contaminated sites in the national Superfund program, according to a released summary.
In addition, the EPA has restored money to clean up 11 toxic dump sites under its Superfund program.
Our community would still be facing a horrible threat if it were not for the Superfund program,'' said Lopez-Reid, whose Iguala Street home is adjacent to the former landfill.
The Federal Superfund Program investigates and cleans up hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.
Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program and the Department of Defense's Environmental Restoration Program.
The agency is addressing the site through the Superfund program.
In Calculating Risks, James Hamilton and Kip Viscusi apply sophisticated statistical techniques to information on contaminated sites to try to evaluate the effectiveness of the nation's Superfund program.
author of the 1980 Superfund program and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led efforts to expand and improve the Superfund program.
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