March 30, 2008
EPA OIG: EPA Can Recover More Federal Superfund Money
"We found that EPA regions have recovered $165 million of $294 million (56 percent) of the total Superfund costs from the sites we reviewed. Potentially responsible parties (PRPs) at these sites have generally paid what they have been billed. However, EPA has not recovered as much as $129 million (44 percent) and has determined it will not attempt to recover between $30 million and $90 million of this amount. This indicates a potentially significant breakdown in controls over Superfund cost recovery."