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[GreenYes] Administration Cuts Superfund Program
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NEW YORK TIMES -- July 1, 2002

Bush Slashing Aid for E.P.A. Cleanup at 33 Toxic Sites

"WASHINGTON, June 30 - The Bush administration has designated 33 toxic waste
sites in 18 states for cuts in financing under the Superfund cleanup
program, according to a new report to Congress by the inspector general of
the Environmental Protection Agency.

"The cuts, imposed because the cleanup fund is hundreds of millions of
dollars short of the amount needed to keep the program on schedule, mean
that work is likely to grind to a halt on some of the most seriously
polluted sites in the country, confronting the surrounding communities with
new uncertainty over when the work will resume, how quickly it will proceed
and who will pay for it.

"Among the sites that for now would receive less money - in some cases,
none - are a manufacturing plant in Edison, N.J., where the herbicide Agent
Orange was produced, several chemical plants in Florida and two old mines in
Montana. The report to Congress is the first public listing by the
environmental agency of where it intends to cut Superfund spending. It was
provided to The New York Times by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce
Committee who oppose the cuts."

Peter Anderson
4513 Vernon Blvd. Suite 15
Madison, WI 53705
Ph:    (608) 231-1100
Fax:   (608) 233-0011
Cell:   (608) 345-0381

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