Superfund: EPA Can Improve Its Monitoring of Superfund Expenditures: RCED-99-139

May 1999
GAO Reports;5/11/1999, p1
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spends about $1.4 billion a year on the Superfund program to remedy potential threats to human health and the environment arising from hazardous waste sites. This is the third in a series of GAO reports discussing Superfund expenditures. This report analyzes Superfund data for fiscal years 1996, 1997, and 1998 to determine (1) the relative shares of Superfund expenditures for contractor cleanup work, site-specific, and non-site specific support; (2) the activities carried out with EPA's cleanup support spending; and (3) EPA's efforts to monitor and analyze how its regions and headquarters units spend Superfund resources.


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