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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With broader, fairer funding, government can better afford to clean up the Energy Department and toxic military sites which compose, at the moment, something over 10 percent of those on the National Priorities List.
We've identified over a dozen DOD operational ranges on the National Priorities List," says an EPA official speaking off the record.
The EPA had listed the property on the Superfund National Priorities List and had issued an Administrative Order to the property owner to perform a clean-up estimated to cost approximately $1 million.
The Superfund law gives EPA the authority to clean up releases of hazardous substances and directs EPA to update the National Priorities List at least once a year.
This technology could be used in over 700 Superfund sites currently listed in the National Priorities List (NPL) scheduled for long-term federal clean-up.
Placement on the National Priorities List would have resulted in EPA management of the cleanup.
Earlier this year, the EPA removed the Revere Textile Prints Corporation Site in Connecticut and the Plymouth Harbor/Cannon Engineering Corporation Site in Massachusetts from its National Priorities List of Superfund sites, effectively certifying the two sites as clean.
The result: 52 mines on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund National Priorities List of the worst toxic waste sites in the country; 424,000 acres of unreclaimed federal land left by hardrock mining; and 10,000 miles of rivers polluted from mining operations, as estimated by the U.
EPA proposed the Del Amo site be added to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in July 1991.
Other revisions made to the decree as a result of public comments are that the amount of stipulated penalties has been increased and the defendants have agreed not to challenge listing the site on the National Priorities List in accordance with provisions in the decree.
The WDI site was added to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987.
The EPA has requested that the Superfund Subcommittee initiate a public dialogue about the Superfund program and reach consensus-based recommendations on three major issues: evaluating the role of the National Priorities List in cleaning up the worst Superfund sites; assessing the function of Superfund at "mega sites" (sites where cleanup costs are expected to exceed $50 million); and measuring the Superfund program's overall performance.

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