For sites where potentially responsible parties are willing to enter into cleanup agreements, the alternative approach can be more efficient than National Priorities List
After more than 10 years and almost $9 billion, only 105 of 1,250 sites on the National Priorities List
have been declared clean.
In 1989, the location was added to the National Priorities List
, a roster of the worst contaminated sites in the country.
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.S.
GAO was asked to examine the current status of the Superfund program, the factors guiding EPA's selection of sites to be placed on its National Priorities List
, and the program's future outlook.
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.
About a year and a half after the former aluminum reduction plant's parent company, Glencore, announced it would not re-open the shuttered facility, the EPA officially listed the 960-acre site on the National Priorities List