County agency supports 18-Mile Creek cleanup Lockport Union-Sun and Journal (10/2) "Clean Sweep," a voluntary trash pickup effort taking place along Eighteenmile Creek in Newfane on Saturday, will not change the creek's status as a Great Lakes Area of Concern or a U.S. Superfund-listed water body in need of remediation, but it will help.
General Resources Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR is charged under the Superfund Act to assess the presence and nature of health hazards at specific Superfund sites, to help prevent or reduce further exposure and the illnesses that result from such exposures, and to expand the knowledge base about health effects from exposure to hazardous substances.
Hazardous Substance Research Centers Under CERCLA, U.S. EPA established five regional research centers that focus on different aspects of hazardous substance management. The Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic Center specializes in bioremediation, which is the biological degradation of chemical contaminants in the environment.
Superfund Basic Research Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The program provides funding to universities and institutions around the United States to study the human health effects of hazardous substances in the environment, especially those found at uncontrolled, leaking waste disposal sites.
Superfund Home Page U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Provides National Priority List sites, available by state; current and previous Superfund sites, including the justification for the remedial action (treatment) chosen under the Superfund program; guidebooks for citizens; legislation updates; and contact information.
Superfund In Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Discusses the states role in the federal Superfund program, Pennsylvania's National Priority List and other relevant information.