EPA May Face Thousands Of New Lead Cleanups Under Stricter Standards

March 21, 2022
Former EPA staff and state attorneys general are backing agency plans that are expected to strengthen its decades-old cleanup policy for lead in soil but are warning that the new standards are likely to require remediation at hundreds of thousands of new parcels while urging officials to take a series of additional steps to further bolster the program. Recent estimates from EPA’s Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation found that if the agency’s waste office focuses on soil cleanup...

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