Gilt Edge Superfund
Site, Black Hills, South Dakota
This superfund site has contained, at different times, over 150 million
gallons of highly acidic water with a pH varying between 2.1 and 2.7.
USFWS Photo by Scott Larson and Joy Gober.
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. Region 6 Environmental Contaminants Specialists provide information, data, and
guidance to the EPA to ensure that the cleanups protect migratory birds, 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.