The EPA is prioritizing the Superfund cleanup program with hands on oversight and attention to the program. The goals of the effort are to assist in rapid remediation and promote accountability and consistency within the remedy selection.
A Superfund site is any land that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses health and/or environmental risks. New Jersey has more Superfund sites than any other state.
Superfund is a United States federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of sites and was established as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).
This prioritization of Superfund cleanup is part of the effort to refocus EPA on its intended mission and core values.