EPA Rejects Key GAO Calls To Bolster Climate Reviews At Superfund Sites

November 18, 2019
EPA is largely rejecting Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls to make Superfund sites less vulnerable to climate change impacts, including incorporating climate risks into its long-term strategic plan, though officials agreed to improve processes for defining sites’ boundaries and are weighing whether to reinforce existing tools and resources available to local site teams. In an Oct. 1 response to a draft version of GAO’s Nov. 18 report , EPA waste chief Peter Wright rejected GAO calls to formally incorporate climate...

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