Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

Superfund Poised for Historic Funding Boost in Biden Equity Push

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

For years, the EPA’s Superfund program has struggled to keep up with backlogged cleanups and complaints that communities have been shut out of decisions to remedy polluted sites.

But several developments—including possible massive funding increases—may be about to change that.

The Biden administration’s efforts, from cutting through the backlog of cleanups to speeding cleanups—in part to achieve results for the frontline communities living in and around the sites—includes a $328 million boost for Superfund efforts in fiscal year 2022, bringing the total to a record $1.5 billion.

That includes a nearly 50% funding increase specifically for site cleanups ...

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