Superfund

Senate Legislation Keeps PFAS on track to be Designated as Hazardous Substances under Superfund

 Senate Legislation Keeps PFAS on track to be Designated as Hazardous Substances under Superfund

The United States Senate introduced legislation that would classify PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under the Superfund (CERLCA/SARA).  The legislation, if enacted, provides an enforcement and cost recovery tool for the U.S. EPA to track down polluters and hold them responsible for clean-up costs associated with PFAS contamination.

Michigan’s Superfund Legislative Report Published

Michigan’s Superfund Legislative Report Published


The State of Michigan published its annual Superfund report summarizing hazardous substance cleanups of the 65 Michigan sites that are funded by CERCLA (Superfund). No new Michigan sites were added to the Superfund list in FY 2017. According to the MDEQ’s Remediation and Redevelopment Division, 10 of the state’s Superfund sites were in the operation and maintenance phase.  

The Latest ATSDR Substance Priority List of Chemicals and Elements Posing the Most Significant Risk at NPL sites

The Latest ATSDR Substance Priority List of Chemicals and Elements Posing the Most Significant Risk at NPL sites

The rankings are out and three metals top the chart: arsenic, lead, and mercury. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its 2017 list of substances at EPA-managed contamination sites posing the most significant risk to human health.  A total of 275 substances are listed on the entire ATSDR 2017 Substance Priority list.  Here are the Top 50 substances listed.