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Few people outside of EPA seem to be aware of the existence of the Superfund removal program, a program through which millions of dollars are allocated through EPA’s ten regional offices each year for cleaning up contaminated sites that are not designated 'Superfund' sites. This essay will provide a basic introduction to the Superfund removal program and particularly encourage consideration of Superfund removals to address growing concerns for environmental justice. Part II examines the legal authorities and limitations of the Superfund removal program. Part III provides examples of removal actions in environmental justice communities across the country. Part IV considers the requirements of environmental justice and how those requirements may be addressed by the Superfund removal program. Part V concludes the essay.

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Environmental Law Reporter



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CERCLA, Superfund, Clean Water Act, EPA, environmental justice



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