President Bush Seeks Increase in Superfund Budget

Washington, D.C. – To keep up with the changing degree and scope of Superfund projects, the Bush Administration will seek a $150 million increase in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fiscal year 2004 budget. The increased funding would be used specifically for cleanup as sites reach the construction phase. The total Superfund budget proposed for 2004 is $1.39 billion. The extra funding would allow construction to begin at 10 to 15 additional sites, the administration says.