Critics Say Superfund Backlog Reflects EPA Cleanup, Funding Contradiction

January 9, 2020
EPA’s growing backlog in funding new construction work at Superfund sites shows the agency has been disingenuous about touting Superfund as a priority while failing to ask Congress for sufficient funds for the program and also signals an insufficient focus on orphan sites, which lack a viable responsible party, agency critics say. Some critics say the increase in unfunded cleanups underscores the need to restore the long-lapsed Superfund taxes though House Democrats have yet to follow through on pledges to...

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