Recovery Funding to Speed Up Superfund Clean Ups
Putting people to work to clean up our land and revitalize communities
Superfund Program. EPA’s Superfund program has located, analyzed and worked to clean up thousands of hazardous waste sites since 1980. Today, the five Region 6 states have 86 toxic and hazardous waste sites on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL). Learn more about the Region's Superfund program.
Recovery Act of 2009. The Recovery Act will direct additional dollars to help protect people and the environment from contamination at our worst sites by expediting the pace of clean-up so our land and environment will more quickly be ready to return to productive use.
Funding for site cleanup provides for construction jobs as well as future economic development as property is reused. It also helps to involve states, Tribes, local communities and other partners to formulate plans for the future use of these once off-limit properties. Learn more about Superfund funding available from the Recovery Act.
Recovery Act Superfund Projects Where You Live
EPA will provide specific information about Superfund clean up projects in the region. Keep checking back here to find out how the Recovery Plan is helping your community to clean up hazardous waste sites.
Once recovery projects get underway, check our recovery map for details about individual sites. Locations will be flagged using the emblems to the right of the map, according to the type of project occurring at each site. You will be able to click on each site for more information on that particular project.