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Inside EPA - 11/01/2019

NAM Fears EPA Superfund Designation Will Drive ‘Widespread’ NPL Listings

October 28, 2019
A major manufacturing group is urging a federal appeals court to reject EPA’s listing of an industrial site in Newark, NJ, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), contending the agency’s singular reliance on alleged human food chain hazards that lack a plausible link to the site could set a precedent prompting widespread NPL listings of manufacturing sites near waterbodies. “[T]he analytical approach EPA applied here is so deficient that, if repeated, it could result in widespread inclusion on the...


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