EPA Needs Better Info On Superfund Costs: GAO

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Superfund litigation dropped from 1994 to 2007 as the vast majority of actions brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yielded deals worth nearly $30 billion, but the agency needs to provide better data on cleanup costs to help Congress decide how much money the program should receive in the future, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Friday.

Through 2007 — the most recent year for which data was available — the EPA had won agreements recovering costs and obtaining work commitments from the parties responsible...
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