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EPA Proposes Birmingham Waste Site to Superfund's National Priorities List

EPA Proposes Birmingham Waste Site to Superfund's National Priorities List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing the 35th Avenue site in Birmingham, AL, a site that pose risks to human health and the environment, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.

The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive local resources by eliminating or reducing health risks and environmental contamination associated with hazardous waste sites.

“Cleaning up hazardous waste sites protects our country's most vulnerable populations, prevents diseases, increases local property values and facilitates economic restoration of communities across America,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. “By listing a site on the Superfund National Priorities List, we're taking an important action to protect human health and encourage economic restoration of communities.”

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