Ch. 4: Waste Management

Page 484: HAS SUPERFUND WORKED? - THE PRUITT SUPERFUND TASK FORCE


On May 22, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt established a Superfund Task Force to explore ways of improving the process of cleaning up dump sites.  The Task Force was asked to “provide recommendations on an expedited timeframe on how the agency can restructure the cleanup process, realign incentives of all involved parties to promote expeditious remediation, reduce the burden on cooperating parties, incentivize parties to remediate sites, encourage private investment in cleanups and sites and promote the revitalization of properties across the country.” Two months later, on July 25, 2017, the Task Force issued its report, which contained 42 recommendations. A copy of the Task Force report is available at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-07/documents/superfund_task_force_report.pdf



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