Hazardous Substance Superfund Remediation - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Hazardous Substance Superfund Remediation

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Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)


EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated lands. To protect public health and the environment, the Superfund program focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Environmental Protection Agency enters contracts and interagency agreements to conduct work at Superfund sites. Environmental Protection Agency can also award Superfund cooperative agreements with states, tribes, or local governments to lead or support work in the Superfund program.

Decarbonization Considerations

Transforming underutilized or abandoned Superfund sites in your community into clean energy hubs can also spur economic revitalization. These funds can help determine which brownfields and closed landfill sites may be good fits for hosting solar or other renewable energy. The EPA offers explicit guidance for considering such "brightfields" projects: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/are-you-considering-renewable-energy-or-energy-efficient-approaches-your-brownfields

Equity Considerations

More than one in four Black and Hispanic Americans live within 3 miles of a Superfund site. No community deserves to have contamination near where they live, work, pray and go to school. With this funding, communities living near many of the most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination will finally get the protections they deserve.

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$3,500,000,000 in funding available until expended.

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