How can I find out who is responsible for the cleanup of a Superfund site?

Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) of Superfund sites are current or former owners or operators of a facility, transporters of a hazardous substance who chose the site for disposal, or agents who coordinate treatment or disposal of hazardous substances at the site. Identifying the PRPs for cleanup of a site is an EPA priority.

Sometimes the PRP is unwilling or unable to assume responsibility, or the PRP cannot be found. In these cases, the EPA, the state, or the tribe will clean the area with funding from the Superfund program. The EPA Enforcement pages provide further information on legal responsibility for cleaning dangerous waste sites.

The National Technical Information Service offers a list of PRPs at individual sites.

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  • Date Created: 03/02/2017
  • Last Modified Since: 03/06/2018
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