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EPA Superfund Cleanups Are Down From Previous Years

Date: October 17, 2002

Source: News Room

The Environmental Protection Agency completed cleanups at 42 of the nation's Superfund sites this year, down from 47 in fiscal 2001 and an average 76 sites annually during the Clinton administration. In an annual report on the progress of Superfund cleanups, the agency said projects at only a dozen of the 1,238 sites considered the nation's worst contaminated areas received no federal funds. Five of those sites, including three cleanups just beginning, did not need the money, EPA said. The figures are part of year-end calculations for the annual $3 billion Superfund program.

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