Cleaning up the Nation's Hazardous Waste Sites
EPA Superfund Program Benefits
The Superfund program provides important benefits for people and the environment:
Superfund is the federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. We're committed to ensuring that remaining National Priorities List hazardous waste sites are cleaned up to protect the environment and the health of all Americans.
This website provides topical information for the general public and for those involved in the Superfund program. On this site, you'll find information about Superfund sites in your area, the health effects of common contaminants, cleanup efforts, the economic benefits of this program and how you can become involved in cleanup activities in your community.
Get information about the major Superfund operations involved in discovering and cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Find out how Superfund partners with other EPA offices and outside agencies to achieve its goals.
Find out if there is a Superfund site near your home, what kind of contaminants the site has, and what is being done to clean up the site.
Learn about specific contaminants such as lead and mercury, or what happens when contaminants are present in the ground, water and air.
Read about Superfund cleanup success stories and learn how the Superfund program meets the goals of EPA's strategic plan.
Find out about how sites are placed on the National Priorities List, alternatives for cleaning up these sites, and ways to reuse sites for new development.
Learn about steps being taken to ensure that Superfund remedies are resilient to flooding, extreme weather conditions, and other potential impacts of climate change.
Help clean up a Superfund site in your community. Learn how to apply for grants, participate in advisory groups and return a community site to beneficial use.
Obtain professional training through Trainex. Many training opportunities are reserved specifically for federal and state regulators.
Locate detailed information about the laws and regulations that govern the Superfund program including CERCLA, the Oil Pollution Act and the National Contingency Plan.
Learn about how the EPA enforces cleanup funding and activities.
Find out about the various programs which may get involved in Superfund site cleanup efforts.
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