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Superfund is the federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. We're committed to ensuring that remaining National Priorities List hazardous waste sites are cleaned up to protect the environment and the health of all Americans.

This website provides topical information for the general public and for those involved in the Superfund program. On this site, you'll find information about Superfund sites in your area, the health effects of common contaminants, cleanup efforts, the economic benefits of this program and how you can become involved in cleanup activities in your community.

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Superfund Topics:

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Basic Information

Get information about the major Superfund operations involved in discovering and cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Find out how Superfund partners with other EPA offices and outside agencies to achieve its goals.


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Superfund Sites Where You Live

Find out if there is a Superfund site near your home, what kind of contaminants the site has, and what is being done to clean up the site.


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Contaminated Media, Human Health, and Environmental Effects

Learn about specific contaminants such as lead and mercury, or what happens when contaminants are present in the ground, water and air.


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Accomplishments, Benefits & Performance Measures

Read about Superfund cleanup success stories and learn how the Superfund program meets the goals of EPA's strategic plan.


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Cleanup Process

Find out about how sites are placed on the National Priorities List, alternatives for cleaning up these sites, and ways to reuse sites for new development.


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Climate Change Adaptation

Learn about steps being taken to ensure that Superfund remedies are resilient to flooding, extreme weather conditions, and other potential impacts of climate change.


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Community Involvement

Help clean up a Superfund site in your community. Learn how to apply for grants, participate in advisory groups and return a community site to beneficial use.


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Training & Learning Center

Obtain professional training through Trainex. Many training opportunities are reserved specifically for federal and state regulators.


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Laws, Policy & Guidance

Locate detailed information about the laws and regulations that govern the Superfund program including CERCLA, the Oil Pollution Act and the National Contingency Plan.


EPA Report Environmental Violations

Enforcement

Learn about how the EPA enforces cleanup funding and activities.


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Related Links

Find out about the various programs which may get involved in Superfund site cleanup efforts.

Superfund News

EPA and Partners Celebrate Reduced Lead Exposure in Children; Blood lead levels in children around Tar Creek site in Okla. greatly reduced. Read More ...

EPA Announces Excellence in Site Reuse Award for Pa. Lehigh Gap Nature Center Redevelopment of Once Contaminated Site Now Benefits Community, Nature. Read More ...

EPA Adds Five, Proposes Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List. Read More ...

EPA Region 7 Administrator to Give Remarks at Kansas City Structural Steel Site Redevelopment and Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening Event on Sept. 10 in Kansas City, Kan. Read More ...

Forsite Development, Inc. to Receive EPA Region 4's "Excellence in Site Reuse" Award. Read More ...

U.S. EPA Honors 17 Environmental Job Training Program Graduates in Rialto, Calif. Read More ...

Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Marks 15 Years of Restoring Superfund Sites to Productive Use. Read More ...

Memphis Town Community Advisory Group receives 2014 Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award. Read More ...

District Court of Appeals ruling on the petition for review of final EPA action placing the CTS of Asheville site on the National Priorities List. Read More ...

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