Completed Superfund Projects Decline

Washington, D.C. – For a third year, completed Superfund projects has declined, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the EPA’s annual report to Congress, it sited 40 cleanups of the nation’s toxic waste sites had been completed through the budget year that ended Sept. 30. During the previous 12 months, 42 projects were completed, and in 2001, 47 projects were completed. On average, the Clinton Administration completed 76 Superfund projects per year. President Bush has asked Congress for $150 million increase in the Superfund budget. Most cleanup projects take several years, and some more than a decade.