Accession Number : ADA291957

Title :   Superfund: A More Vigorous and Better Managed Enforcement Program is Needed.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA291957

Report Date : DEC 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Cleaning up the nation's most dangerous hazardous waste sites will require the help of the parties responsible for the contamination. Federal funding alone, though substantial, is insufficient to tackle this serious and costly pollution problem. To obtain these responsible party cleanups in a timely and efficient manner, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to have a vigorous and effective enforcement program. Concerned that this has not been the case, the Chairman, Subcommittee on Superfund, Ocean and Water Protection, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, asked GAO to review EPA's enforcement program. jg

Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, WATER, SITES, PROTECTION, OCEANS, CLEANING, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, POLLUTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE