What is the SEMS archive database?
SEMS is the official repository for site and non-site specific Superfund data in support of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). It contains information on hazardous waste site assessment and remediation from 1983 to the present.
How many Superfund sites have been deleted?
WASHINGTON (October 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 the Agency deleted all or part of 27 sites from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).
Are former Superfund sites safe?
Are all Superfund sites dangerous? Yes, and no. The EPA deems many areas as “safe” after cleanup goals are met, such as removing all contaminated earth or pollutants. The EPA’s risk assessment guide says that many areas that have been cleaned up pose “little” risk.
Where are most Superfund sites found?
The states with the most Superfund sites were New Jersey (113 sites), California (97 sites) and Pennsylvania (95 sites). The states with the fewest Superfund sites were North Dakota (no sites), Nevada (one site) and South Dakota (two sites).
What is Cerclis?
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) is the official repository for all Superfund site data compiled in support of CERCLA. EPA uses CERCLIS data to track Superfund site activities and for annual Superfund reporting to Congress.
Is Gold King Mine a Superfund site?
A 2015 accidental rupture at the Gold King Mine, an abandoned gold mine adjacent to the Sunnyside Mine, led to a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or Superfund, designation in 2016.
What is a safe distance to live from a Superfund site?
This vapor intrusion then poses further risk to nearby residents, inside of their homes where they would otherwise be inclined to feel safe. Obviously, proximity to a Superfund site is critical; four miles’ distance poses a decreased health risk as compared to a mere forty feet.
Can you live on a Superfund site?
But low-income people who live near Superfund sites could lose nearly 15 months of life expectancy, according to the study published April 13 in the journal Nature Communications. The average life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years.
What is an archived Superfund site?
An archived site is one at which EPA has determined that assessment has been completed and no further remedial action is planned under the Superfund program at this time.
Is Hanford a Superfund site?
HANFORD 100-AREA (USDOE) | Superfund Site Profile | Superfund Site Information | US EPA.