U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Involvement with Superfund
The Superfund program is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) under the Comprehensive
Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
The EPA, through Superfund, seeks to clean up sites where toxic
and hazardous wastes have been deposited or spilled. The Service's
Division of Environmental Contaminants provides information,
data, and guidance to the EPA to ensure that the cleanups protect
migratory birds, anadromous fish, marine mammals, and threatened
and endangered species.
The information provided by Service contaminants specialists
assists the EPA in ensuring that clean ups protect natural
resources and the environment, as well as human health, saving
money for EPA and the parties responsible for the sites, and
ensuring that public resources are protected.
Environmental Contaminants Program - Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) Program
EPA - Superfund
February 13, 2013