Superfund Cleanup Support
Training & Learning
Many of the training sessions offered are geared toward professional audiences involved in site cleanup. While some courses are open to the public as part of a broad spectrum of environmental education, many training opportunities are reserved specifically for federal and state regulators.
Remedies to address contaminated sites may be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. EPA's Superfund Program has developed an approach that raises awareness of the vulnerabilities and applies climate change science as a standard business practice in site cleanup projects.
Green remediation is the broad practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to minimize the environmental footprints of cleanup actions. EPA's Principles for Greener Cleanups provide the foundation for institutionalizing best management practices of green remediation across the Superfund program.
Cleanup Optimization is the systematic site review by a team of independent technical experts, at any phase of a cleanup process to identify opportunities to improve remedy protectiveness, effectiveness and cost efficiency, and to facilitate progress toward completion of site work.
Natural Resource Damages
Damages are recoverable at sites where injuries to natural resources have occurred as a result of releases of hazardous substances or oil or as a result of natural resource injury related to implementation of a response action. EPA's NRD responsibilities during CERCLA actions center around notification of and coordination with Natural Resource Trustees.
Superfund Remedial Program in Indian Country
EPA works closely with federally recognized Tribes to implement the Superfund Remedial Program to clean up the nation’s uncontrolled hazardous waste sites in Indian Country.