List of Superfund sites

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A map of Superfund sites as of October 2013. Red indicates currently on final National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up).

This is a list of Superfund sites in the United States, designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980. Superfund sites are polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations. CERCLA authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of such locations, which are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).[1]

The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of February 27, 2014, there were 1322 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in the United States.[2] Fifty-three additional sites have been proposed for entry on the list.[2] As of February 27, 2014, 375 sites have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Lists of Superfund sites

U.S. states and federal district

Insular areas

See also

References

  1. ^ "CERCLA". Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved March 5, 2014.

External links

  • Superfund Sites: 1,317 US Spots Where Toxic Waste Was DumpedTime (magazine) (March 22, 2017)
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