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Addressing Lead at Superfund Sites

Lead is one of the most frequently occurring contaminants at Superfund sites. Over 300 sites on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) have lead as a contaminant of concern. Over 70 are contaminated with lead from smelting and mineral processing operations. The presence of lead at these sites poses a potential threat to human health, especially to children, when ingested or inhaled.

Site Cleanup


Examples of Superfund Site Cleanups

Human Health


Human Health and Lead



Partnerships in Lead Cleanups

Risk Assessors


Information for Risk Assessors

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