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Potentially Responsible Groups Should
Do Early Superfund Studies, EPA Reaffirms

April 10, 2012, 4:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed in a memorandum its intention to have potentially responsible parties conduct remedial investigation or feasibility studies at superfund sites wherever appropriate, rather than using federal cleanup funds.

Regions should continue to carefully review each case to ensure that EPA is effectively using its enforcement authorities to maximize the potentially responsible party’s performance of the study, the agency said in a memorandum released to regional officials April 4.

Doing so preserves resources from the Hazardous Substances Trust Fund for sites where there are no viable responsible parties capable of performing the studies, the memo said....

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