Bloomberg Law
March 8, 2022, 11:01 AM

Superfund Cash Spigot Opens, But Some Communities Still Waiting

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

Struggling communities waiting decades to get hazardous waste sites cleaned are seeing some early progress from the arrival of the first $1 billion of new federal money pouring into EPA’s long-starved Superfund program.

But the outlook for what could be billions more is far from certain—forcing those communities to continue playing a waiting game.

The big boost from the 2021 infrastructure package—a $3.5 billion increase split over five years—can only go so far to accelerate work on more than 1,300 U.S. priority sites, but also hazardous sites that haven’t made it onto the list. The Biden ...

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