Resolution of Conflicts in Superfund Site Cleanups

by Michael L. Crosser, Donohue & Associates Inc, United States,
Joan E. Underwood, Donohue & Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


In this paper, we present the typical sequence of tasks involved in the cleanup of a Superfund site under current regulations and guidance. We then pinpoint the areas where conflicts arise in the sequence and discuss how these conflicts affect the program. We also briefly discuss two sites. One site was on the NPL list, the other was not. The difference in rate of progress, cost, and effectiveness of the two cleanups is discussed. Finally, we discuss some suggestions for reducing the conflicts in the Superfund program.

Subject Headings: Dispute resolution | Waste sites | Waste treatment | Occupational safety | Hazardous materials | Risk management | Hazardous wastes | Remediation

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