Facing Hurdles, EPA Steps Up Push For 'Good Samaritan' Mine Cleanups

November 2, 2018
EPA and other Trump administration officials are stepping up their efforts to secure more “Good Samaritan” voluntary cleanups at abandoned mine sites that have been difficult to advance because of strict legal liability that often dissuades such voluntary parties from signing up to remediate the sites. Bruce Kulpan, with EPA's Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE), told state waste regulators late last month that EPA has committed staff to address the issue, and has also won a commitment that the...

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