Opinion: Americans need a real Superfund policy, not symbolism

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ELGIE HOLSTEIN / WASHINGTON POST – Because more than 50 million Americans live near toxic Superfund sites, it would be a very positive development if Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made cleaning them up a priority. Unfortunately, all signs are that his talk of “immediate and intense attention” to these sites is little more than a shell game.

Mr. Pruitt has proposed cutting Superfund’s budget by 30 percent . As the EPA hemorrhages staff, the EPA’s own inspector general has warnedthat Superfund cleanups will have to be slowed down or stopped …

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