RACHEL'S HAZARDOUS WASTE NEWS #56
---December 21, 1987---
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EPA HAS IDENTIFIED 1196 POTENTIAL SUPERFUND SITES ON INDIAN LANDS.
A report from the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Office of Emergency and Remedial
Response has identified 1196 potential Superfund sites on or near 25 Indian reservations. In addition, the
report says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has identified an additional 24 sites. The EPA has begun
investigating the sites and the agency estimates that the number of sites requiring remediation will be
much smaller than 1196. The report is available free from the Public Information Center, EPA, 401 M
Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460; phone (202) 382-2080.