TITLE

EPA's Estimated Costs to Remediate Existing Sites Exceed Current Funding Levels, and More Sites Are Expected to Be Added to the National Priorities List

AUTHOR(S)
Stephenson, John B.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;6/22/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the U.S. on the superfund programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA officials estimated EPA's costs in conducting remedial construction of nonfederal National Priorities List (NPL) sites will be from 335 to 681 million dollars each year from 2010 to 2014. It adds that 75 nonfederal sites identified as unacceptable to human exposure due to a variety of contaminants in soil, groundwater and sediments.
ACCESSION #
52248258

 

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