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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Protecting Public Health at Superfund Sites: Can Institutional Controls Meet the Challenge.
CORP Author Environmental Law Inst., Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1999
Report Number ELI-941742; EPA-CR-822795-01
Stock Number PB2010-106752
Additional Subjects Public health ; Environmental protection ; Hazardous materials ; Contamination ; Site surveys ; Superfund ; Cleaning ; Communities ; Public participation ; Toxicity ; Remedial action ; Environmental exposure pathways ; US EPA ; Legal aspects ; Institutional controls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-106752 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/22/2010
Collation 134p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prescribed the use of institutional controls at a significant number of sites that are being cleaned up under the federal Superfund program. Institutional controls include both legal and administrative mechanisms designed to limit exposure of humans and the environment to residual hazardous substances. They are intended to ensure that the actual use to which a site is put after remediation is compatible with the level of cleanup at the site and to limit exposure pathways to toxins of concern. Despite the increasing use of institutional controls at Superfund sites, there has been little analysis to date of the effectiveness of these controls in practice. This report investigates the effectiveness of institutional controls at four NPL sites. The Environmental Law Institute researched and analyzed the administrative, legal, economic, public health, and policy implications of using institutional controls to prevent exposure to residual hazardous substances.