Toxic Superfund Cleanups Decline to More Than 30-Year Low

The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites in 2019 than any administration since the program's first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated.

  • Published 19 February 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday. The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six Superfund sites around the country in the 2019 budget year, the fewest since three in 1986, EPA online records showed. The Superfund program was born out of the 1970’s disaster at… Read at AP News