Superfund: An Analysis of Its Past Performance in Order to Make Future Improvements
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Env Policy Mgmt
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
CERCLA, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Institutional controls, Lowry, NPL, Remedial program, RPM, Shattuck, Superfund
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program has been in place for over 28 years. Throughout this period, there has been debate over the successfulness of this program and whether it is working like it was originally intended by Congress and the American public. This capstone project compared what analysis has been done at the national level, reviewed two cleanup projects completed by the EPA Region VIII Office to analyze what issues occurred at the project site level, and concluded what lessons can be learned from the information reviewed. Four recommendations are presented which can aid the Agency in avoiding costly mistakes and help with learning from past issues that occurred at other sites.
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Atencio, Kathleen, "Superfund: An Analysis of Its Past Performance in Order to Make Future Improvements" (2009). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 74.