EPA Poised To Eliminate NPL Cleanup Backlog Using Infrastructure Funds

May 15, 2023
EPA is poised to eliminate the backlog of dozens of so-called “orphan’ Superfund National Priorities List sites awaiting cleanup using funds Congress provided in the bipartisan infrastructure law (BIL), a move that is winning praise from former agency officials who say it will mitigate the adverse effects of Trump-era funding shortfalls. This is a “great thing for communities that have been waiting for action,” says Jim Woolford, former EPA Superfund chief who is now with Environmental Protection Network. “The Biden...

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