Groups Battle Over EPA’s Two-Tier Approach To Lead-Soil Cleanup Guide

May 29, 2024
Environmentalists and industry groups are pressing EPA to rework its guidance tightening screening levels for lead-contaminated soil under its Superfund and corrective action programs, with each side generally opposing the agency’s move to set two distinct levels while clashing over whether a single target should be stricter or more lenient. “Soil Lead Guidance screening levels should be revised to provide a single, maximally protective screening level, encompassing areas where all populations of sensitive receptors face lead exposure,” the group Communities...

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