Rivers and ports have frequently been designated Superfund
sites, as have older manufacturing locations.
Sites perceived to be the most threatening to both surrounding populations and the environment can be placed on the National Priorities List (also known as NPL or Superfund
For fiscal year 2004, more than 52% of Superfund
obligations went to clean up just nine sites.
Although the taxing authority expired in 1995, Superfund
spending has remained steady, averaging $1.
The NCP specifies the levels of risk to human health that are allowable at Superfund
Separately, the congressional General Accounting Office has reported that the cost of completing the cleanup of the remaining nonfederal Superfund
sites could be up to $11.
A new audit finds that the Superfund
program, which has rehabilitated only about 100 of the more than 1,400 hazardous waste sites on its list, has become seriously bogged down.
And if you want to know if the Republican-led Congress has any backbone, pay attention to two items that will be reauthorized: Superfund
and the federal highway bill.
Included in the list is the Superfund
Cleanup Acceleration Act of 1997 (S.
Most observers would agree that the current Superfund
law is among the most poorly crafted and counterproductive statutes of recent years.
and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee adopted policy amendments to the National Municipal Policy in the area of regionalism and decided to retain current policy on Superfund