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A Guide to Selecting Superfund Remedial Actions April 1990

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The Superfund program's remedy selection process is the decision-making bridge between the analysis of remedial alternatives for cleaning up a site conducted in a remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) and the explanation of the selected remedy that is documented in a Records of Decision (ROD). This April 1990 fact sheet describes statutory requirements for CERCLA remedies and the process EPA has established in the 1990 revised National Contingency Plan (55 FR 8666 (3/8/90)) for meeting these requirements. This process is a general framework for reaching a judgement as to the most appropriate method of achieving protection of human health and the environment at a particular site.

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