Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 14
|Main Title||Success for Superfund: A New Approach for Keeping Score.|
|Author||Probst, K. N. ; Sherman, D. ;|
|CORP Author||Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Federal funds ; Cleanups ; Contamination ; Sites ; Groundwater ; Indicators ; Exposure ; Performance ; Measurement ; Risks ; Environmental exposure pathway ; US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Priorities List (NPL) ; Comprensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) ; Construction complete measure (Superfund) ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Action (RCRA)|
|Collation||one CD-ROM contains 39 page document|
The Superfund program is one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most controversial and most visible programs. Yet, defining success for Superfund has been extremely difficult. When the program-formally known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA-first began in the early 1980s, EPA set as its major goal deleting sites from the National Priorities List (NPL). Sites listed on the NPL are generally considered the most contaminated in the nation, and EPA funds can be spent on long-term cleanups only at these sites. In order for a site or portion of a site to be deleted from the NPL, all response actions must be complete and all cleanup goals must be achieved; in other words, the site must require no additional cleanup activities.