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Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA's Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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Annual federal appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agencys EPASuperfund program generally declined from about 2 billion to about 1.1 billion in constant 2013 dollars from fiscal years 1999 through 2013. EPA expendituresfrom these federal appropriationsof site-specific cleanup funds on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal National Priorities List NPL sites declined from about 0.7 billion to about 0.4 billion during the same time period. Remedial cleanup activities include remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial action projects actions taken to clean up a site. EPA spent the largest amount of cleanup funds in Region 2, which accounted for about 32percent of cleanup funds spent at nonfederal NPL sites during this 15-yearperiod. The majority of cleanup funds was spent in seven states, with the most funds spent in New Jerseyover 2.0 billion in constant 2013 dollars, or more than 25 percent of cleanup funds.

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  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

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[A, Approved For Public Release]