"EPA Charts Path To Suspend Hazardous Waste Cleanup Amid Coronavirus"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced that the cleanup of hazardous waste sites and other pollution spills may be slowed or paused during the coronavirus outbreak.

The agency said it would consider on a case-by-case basis whether to delay any cleanup projects, which may be carried out by private companies or state and local governments in coordination with the EPA.

The guidance represents a different approach from a controversial March memo that offered an across-the-board option for companies to suspend monitoring of pollution if the virus interfered with their ability to do so."

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill April 10, 2020.


"EPA Delaying Some Superfund Work to Limit Coronavirus Spread" (Bloomberg Environment)

Source: The Hill, 04/13/2020