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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.



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The EPA tested Superfund sites after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and found that contamination was relatively contained, said Nancy Loeb, director of the Environmental Advocacy Center at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law.
The American Cyanamid Superfund Site, which once employed more than 3,000 workers, has a history of industrial pollution dating to 1915.
And though it was named a Superfund site before the Gowanus Canal, it is much further behind in terms of cleanup and redevelopment.
Adjacent to the highly populated Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, the canal was finally named a Superfund site in March.
1990 Tar Creek Superfund Site, Oklahoma 114 This study Illinois and Tennessee 130 Cagle, 1950 Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma 130 This study Alabama 140 Garstka, 1991 Lake Carl Blackwell, Oklahoma 145 McCoy, 1966 Illinois 152 Cahn, 1937 Lake Texoma, Oklahoma 152 Webb, 1961 Lake Carl Blackwell, Oklahoma 156 This study
Here are Superfund sites in the San Fernando Valley.
Substantial completion of a feasibility study for a Superfund site or of a corrective measures study for an RCRA site.
When the guy who owned the local dry cleaning store for 25 years finds out he's on a Superfund site in a municipal landfill, he makes his Congressman aware of his plight.
In recommending a new municipal settlements policy, he continued, "EPA recognizes the unique status of municipalities involved in Superfund sites as transporters and generators of municipal solid waste.
Flickinger worries about other communities near Superfund sites who have put faith in the EPA's ability to protect them.
The survey of major lending institutions--including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank and HSBC--reveals that individuals or families applying for mortgages to purchase, refinance or renovate homes in much of Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Park Slope will find it nearly impossible to obtain approval on FHA-insured loans if the Gowanus is designated a Superfund site.

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