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April 10, 2020, 3:24 PMUpdated: April 10, 2020, 8:39 PM

EPA Delaying Some Superfund Work to Limit Coronavirus Spread (3)

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

The EPA’s regional offices are reducing or suspending some cleanup work at Superfund sites as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued guidance on Friday specific to Superfund cleanup actions. The agency’s regional offices have decided, and may continue to decide, to slow or stop some work because of social distancing restrictions, travel restrictions, and ill employees, the agency said in its memo.

“This guidance will allow us to keep workers and the residents in these communities safe while also being able to respond to any emergency that may present an imminent danger to the public ...

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