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).

Superfund sites are polluted locations in the United States requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations. They were designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980. 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 June 12, 2019, there were 1344 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in the United States.[2] Forty-eight additional sites have been proposed for entry on the list.[2] As of June 12, 2019, 413 sites have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2] New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania have the most sites.[3]

Lists of Superfund sites

U.S. states and federal district

Insular areas

See also


  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 June 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Johnson, David (March 22, 2017). "Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S." Time. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

External links

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