National Priorities List


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National Priorities List

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of hazardous sites that pose immediate threat to persons living or working near them due to the risk of release of toxic chemicals.
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In a recent case, a company involved an elected official in its efforts to keep a contaminated site off the National Priorities List.
The balance of the Superfund trust fund available for future appropriations has decreased significantly since 1996, while highly contaminated hazardous waste sites continue to be added to the National Priorities List (NPL), EPA's list of the nation's most contaminated sites.
On average, one site is removed from the National Priorities List per week for every two that are added.
The National Priorities List is a roster of the nations most contaminated sites that threaten human health or the environment.
Mitguard said it is likely the site will be eligible to be considered for the agency's national priorities list.
The tribe met firm resistance from authorities when it asked for the site to be included on the National Priorities List (NPL) for Superfund status.
It was this contamination with white phosphorus, which can damage bones and major internal organs, that in 1994 landed Eagle River Flats on the Superfund National Priorities List, a U.
These are: (1) agreements specifically required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to address cleanup of federal sites on EPA's national priorities list or by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 to address the management of mixed radioactive and hazardous waste at DOE facilities, (2) court-ordered agreements resulting from lawsuits initiated primarily by states, and (3) other agreements, including state administrative orders enforcing state hazardous waste management laws.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a political subdivision, a federally recognized tribe or a state, and have a site within its jurisdiction that is proposed or final on the National Priorities List (NPL), and where construction of the remedy is not yet complete.
While the thought has surely occurred to those unlucky few who own a Superfund site on the federal National Priorities List or the State list of hazardous waste sites, the market value of many other properties is also impaired by environmental problems that could entitle the owner to a real property tax reduction.
The site was placed on the National Priorities List in 1995.
EPA expected later this month or in early March, he is prepared to endorse a recommendation from the EPA that the former Shafer Equipment site in the Fayette County community of Minden be added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

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