| Stimulus steps in to mop up Superfund mess |
Seattle Times - Seattle,WA,USA
Up to $10 million will be spent to remove contaminated soils from residential backyards and park areas within a mile of the former Asarco smelter along ...
"President Obama wants to restore the tax and assumes it will provide $1 billion in revenues for his 2011 budget.
Until then, financing for work at the nation's nearly 1,600 Superfund sites will come from taxpayers in the form of EPA appropriations or stimulus money. The nearly $600 million in stimulus money virtually doubles the amount available for Superfund work in the current fiscal year, officials said."