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ID:

186

Date:

2007-05-09

Headline:

Massive undertaking to clean up hazardous waste sites has lost both momentum and funding

Reporter's name:

Joaquin Sapien & Richard Mullins

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Center for Public Integrity

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A shortage of federal funding has led to a failure in the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program, resulting in a backlog of hazardous waste sites that Superfund was supposed to clean up but that continue to pose a threat to the environment and, in some cases, the health of Americans, according to a Center for Public Integrity investigation that relied largely on information obtained through more than 100 FOIA requests.

Keywords:

Superfund, hazardous waste sites, U.S. PIRG, old landfills, abandoned mines, defunct military complexes, pollution, Love Canal


Agencies:

EPA
GAO

States:

US

Categories:

environment


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