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EPA to Accelerate Cleanups for 49 Priority Superfund Sites (1)

Dec. 17, 2021, 5:46 PMUpdated: Dec. 17, 2021, 8:58 PM

Superfund cleanups at 49 U.S. hazardous waste sites will be accelerated with a $1 billion infusion of funds from the new infrastructure law, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced Friday.

The investment is the first installment of $3.5 billion total provided in the infrastructure package to clean up the nation’s worst polluted Superfund sites. The 49 sites will cut into a backlog of unfunded sites in 24 states and U.S. territories, across all 10 EPA regions, the agency said.

Environmental justice advocates welcomed the announcement but said they will continue pushing to ensure such funding addresses sites threatening the health of ...

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