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EPA History: Superfund

Press Releases, Articles and Oral Histories

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  • Administration Proposes Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund
    [EPA press release - June 13, 1979]

  • Costle Presses for Immediate Passage of Superfund
    [EPA press release - September 11, 1980]

  • Why Superfund Was Needed
    by Robert T. Stafford [EPA Journal - June 1981]

  • EPA Announces First 114 Top-Priority Superfund Sites
    [EPA press release - October 23, 1981]

  • National Contingency Plan for Superfund Announced
    [EPA press release - March 12, 1982]

  • EPA Issues Final National Contingency Plan for Superfund
    [EPA press release - July 12, 1982]

  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
    [EPA statement - October 17, 1986]

  • Final EPCRA Rule for Hazardous Chemical Reporting Requirements
    [EPA press release - October 9, 1987]

  • EPA and States to Accelerate Cleanups at more than 1,700 Hazardous Waste Management Sites
    [EPA press release - July 8, 1999]

  • Superfund 25th Anniversary: Transcripts of Oral History Interviews