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Title: Superfund Data (CERCLIS)
Abstract: Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Before Superfund, Americans were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment. Hazardous wastes were often left in the open, where they seeped into the ground, flowed into rivers and lakes, and contaminated soil and groundwater. Consequently, where these practices were intensive or continuous, there were uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. These sites include abandoned warehouses, manufacturing facilities, processing plants, and landfills. Citizen concern about the extent of this problem prompted Congress in 1980 to establish the Superfund Program to eliminate the health and environmental threats posed by hazardous waste sites. EPA administers the Superfund program in cooperation with individual states and tribal governments. You may use the CERCLIS Search to retrieve Superfund data from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) database in Envirofacts. You can search for any combination of facility name and geographic location.
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Distribution Link: https://www.epa.gov/enviro/cerclis-search
Service URL: https://www.epa.gov/enviro/envirofacts-data-service-api
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Access Level: Public
License: https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
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Date Modified: 2015-09-08
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Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management
Contact Person: Bill Muldrow
Email: muldrow.bill@epa.gov
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Landing Page https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/CurSites/srchsites.cfm
Related Documents: https://www.epa.gov/enviro/web-services
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