Other Cleanup Programs
EPA Superfund Program
Years ago, people were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment. On thousands of properties where such practices were intensive or continuous, the result was uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites, such as abandoned warehouses and landfills. Citizen concern over the extent of this problem led Congress to establish the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst sites nationwide. The EPA administers the Superfund program in cooperation with individual states and tribal governments.
EPA Office of
Underground Storage Tanks
About 716,000 underground storage tank systems (USTs) nationwide store petroleum or hazardous substances that can harm the environment and human health if the USTs release their stored contents. This site will connect you with information sources that describe the development of UST regulations and their effectiveness today in protecting us and our environment from leaking USTs.
EPA Brownfields Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Through the economic redevelopment initiative, EPA helps states, tribes, communities, and other organizations to assess existing sites, prevent further contamination, safely clean up sites, and design plans to re-use them.
EPA Office of Enforcement
and Compliance Assistance - Solid and Hazardous Waste Cleanup
This site contains information related to the enforcement of waste-related operational requirements for solid and hazardous waste facilities and underground storage tank facilities as well as the enforcement of site cleanup requirements for abandoned hazardous waste sites, operating hazardous waste sites, oil pollution sites, and underground storage tank sites.