OIG : EPA Decisions to Delete Superfund Sites Should Undergo Quality Assurance Review

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 21, 2008

08-P-0235 EPA Decisions to Delete Superfund Sites Should Undergo Quality Assurance Review, [Report PDF - 59pp] [At a Glance PDF]

  • “As of September 2007, EPA had deleted 322 sites from the National Priorities List (NPL). Among the eight sites we reviewed, documentation for the Agency’s decision to delete three sites was not consistent with EPA guidance. The Agency’s decisions for two of these sites were also not consistent with criteria specified by EPA guidance and not supported by data and analysis. EPA did not ensure cleanup activities and goals were complete and remedies were fully protecting human health and the environment before deleting these two sites.”
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