Tag: National Priorities List

National Priorities List Update

The National Priorities List (NPL) includes the most seriously contaminated Superfund sites across the nation. These sites contain uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination. The list serves as the basis for prioritizing EPA Superfund cleanup funding and enforcement actions. Only releases at nonfederal sites included on the NPL are eligible to receive federal funding for […]

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Exploring EPA’s Superfund Partial Deletion Policy

Partial deletions from Superfund sites on the federal National Priorities List (NPL) have become a significant component of the EPA’s goal of accelerating cleanups of contaminated properties and shortening the path to redevelopment and safe, productive reuse. The EPA has reported that there have been 14 partial deletions from the NPL so far this year. […]

Superfund Site Redevelopment—Common Concerns

Superfund Site Redevelopment—Common Concerns Despite the negative connotations associated with Superfund sites, many are salvageable and reusable, not only for purposes like landfills or parking lots but also for recreational, commercial, and industrial uses. By 2014, EPA’s SRI had assisted with more than 800 sites now in continued, active, or planned reuse over its 15-year […]