"EPA Slates 12 New Superfund Sites For Cleanup"

"A dozen deeply contaminated areas will get a significant boost toward cleanup following an announcement this week by EPA.

The agency is adding sites to the National Priorities List, a special designation under the Superfund program that oversees cleanup at areas that pose significant threats to human health and the environment. EPA uses that list as its basis for prioritizing both Superfund spending and additional enforcement options.

In a statement, EPA Administrator Michael Regan emphasized environmental justice and the disproportionate extent to which low-income communities and people of color live near Superfund sites."

E.A. Crunden reports for E&E News March 17, 2022.

Source: E&E News, 03/18/2022