EPA Announces Second Wave of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding
EPA announced approximately $1 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to start new cleanup projects at 22 Superfund sites and expedite over 100 other ongoing cleanups across the country.
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One Year of Accomplishments Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
EPA has awarded $5.5 billion under the law so far to modernize the nation’s infrastructure, create good-paying jobs, combat the climate crisis, and advance environmental justice, including more than $1 billion for cleanup activities at more than 100 Superfund NPL sites.
EPA Adds and Proposes Sites to National Priorities List
EPA is adding 5 sites and proposing another 2 sites to the NPL where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk.
Proposed Designation of PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances
EPA issued a proposal to designate two of the most widely used PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, or Superfund. This rulemaking would increase transparency around releases of these harmful chemicals and help to hold polluters accountable for cleaning up their contamination.
EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters. To protect public health and the environment, the Superfund program focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places.