GAO Rips EPA Over Pollution Cleanup Oversight Failures

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office chided the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for failing to keep close tabs on nearly 2,000 polluted sites identified as eligible for the national priorities list, finding that the agency is not properly tracking and documenting the cleanup process.

The EPA has deferred oversight of 1,984 contaminated locations to approaches outside of the federal Superfund program, but the agency never issued remediation guidelines like it has for other sites, according to a GAO report on the agency's site management policies....
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