April 15, 2020
Department: U.S. EPA
WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the eighth update to the Administrator's Emphasis List of Superfund Sites Targeted for Immediate, Intense Action. In this latest update, the Allied Paper, Inc. / Portage Creek / Kalamazoo River site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the St. Regis site in Cass Lake, Minnesota on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation and the San Mateo Creek Basin site in McKinley and Cibola counties, New Mexico were removed from the list, and the Abandoned Uranium Mines contamination in the Navajo Nation was added to the list. In addition, EPA continues to make progress towards achieving the milestones at the sites that remain on the Administrator's Emphasis List. At least two more sites (St. Regis Waterway and Silver Bow / Butte) have made significant progress to-date, and EPA expects their milestones to be achieved soon.
The updated Administrator's Emphasis List is available on the U.S. EPA's website.