Superfund, EPA could do more to minimize cleanup delays at the Clark Fork sites
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Superfund, EPA could do more to minimize cleanup delays at the Clark Fork sites report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Environmental Protection, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20877) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Auditing,
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Clark Fork (Mont. and Idaho)

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Edition Notes

Other titlesEPA could do more to minimize cleanup delays at the Clark Fork sites
StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination69 p.
Number of Pages69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14696168M

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  *Water-Quality Trends and Constituent-Transport Analysis for Selected Sampling Sites in the Milltown Reservoir/Clark Fork River Superfund Site in the Upper Clark Fork Basin, Montana, Water Years , by Steven Sando and Aldo Vecchia. Scientific Investigations Report , U.S. Geological Survey, EPA's goal is to make sure site cleanup is consistent with the likely future use of a site. Consideration of reuse at a site can occur at any point in the Superfund cleanup process, from site investigation activities to deletion from the NPL. EPA works with communities to make sure sites or portions of sites are used safely.   The Clark Fork River runs free through what was once a dirty reservoir filled with millions of cubic tons of mining waste. While the river corridor has come a long ways over the past few decades, advocates fear President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the EPA and Superfund could jeopardize future cleanup. Putting people to work to clean up our land and revitalize communities. EPA’s Superfund program has located, analyzed and worked to cleanup thousands of hazardous waste sites since Today, Region 2 has toxic and hazardous waste sites on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL).

The majority of the cleanup will occur along a mile stretch of the river from Warm Springs in Anaconda/Deer Lodge County downstream to Garrison in Powell County. This is known as “Reach A.” The Clark Fork River Operable Unit (CFR OU) is part of the Milltown Reservoir/Clark Fork River Superfund Site. Discovering Superfund Sites Taking Action to Clean Up Polluted Sites Superfund sites are “discovered” when the presence of hazardous waste is made known to EPA. The presence of contaminants is often reported by residents, local, state, tribal or federal agencies, or businesses. Sometimes these hazardous wastes are found by EPA. BP-ARCO foots the Clark Fork cleanup bill today. Arsenic was first found seeping into downstream wells in , unleashing a rash of Superfund designations cascading upstream toward their source.   National Priorities List (NPL) Site Listing Process. The NPL is a list of the most serious sites identified for long-term cleanup. When EPA proposes to add a site to the NPL, the Agency publishes a public notice about its intention in the Federal Register and issues a public notice through the local media to notify the community, so interested members of the community can .