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Superfund

A U.S. federal program dedicated to cleaning and/or removing environmentally hazardous sites in the United States. Superfund works with state, local and tribal governments to clean brownfields and to eliminate hazardous waste, whether it was dumped purposely, accidentally or even legally.

superfund

See CERCLA.

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Rivers and ports have frequently been designated Superfund sites, as have older manufacturing locations.
If the site is listed, we would be fully involved," said Mike Montgomery, branch chief of the Superfund program.
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 list; U.
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 sites.
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.

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