For a variety of reasons, hazardous commercial and industrial wastes can become mismanaged and may pose unacceptable risks to human health and the environment. This waste, if dumped on the ground or in waterways, left out in the open, or otherwise improperly managed become a candidate for a superfund site.
Thousands of these hazardous waste sites exist throughout the United States. These hazardous waste sites commonly include manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills and mining sites.
Superfund sites are “discovered” when the presence of hazardous waste is made known to EPA. The presence of contaminants is often reported by residents, local, state, tribal or federal agencies, or businesses. Sometimes these hazardous wastes are found by EPA during inspections or investigations into complaints.
Cleaning up Superfund sites is a complex, multi-phase process:
EPA's goal is to make sure site cleanup is consistent with the likely future use of a site. Consideration of reuse at a site can occur at any point in the Superfund cleanup process, from site investigation activities to deletion from the NPL. EPA works with communities to make sure sites or portions of sites are used safely.
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