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Trump’s EPA Has Cleaned Up Seven
Of The Most Toxic Sites In The US

Daily Caller, by Tim Pearce

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/3/2018 1:53:36 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partly or completely cleaned seven of the most toxic land sites, called Superfund sites, in the U.S. in 2017, according to the EPA. Of the seven sites designated for cleanup, three were completely cleansed, while four others still require some work. The cleanup effort is a significant improvement over the year prior when the EPA completely cleaned one Superfund site and parts of another. “We have made it a priority to get these sites cleaned up faster and in the right way,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement. “By creating a streamlined task

Who knew? This is huuuge news and absolutely no one has reported it. If Obama had done this the greenies would be screaming with joy and shouting his accolades. The list of wonderful accomplishments of the Trump administration is long. It´s too bad they aren´t widely reported.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom, 1/3/2018 1:57:51 PM     (No. 11498763)

I can hear it now..´But all the real work was done under Obama! He is the one that developed the plan´...Just never seems to execute, does he?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ccprops, 1/3/2018 2:15:57 PM     (No. 11498792)

This, and only this, is the proper use for the EPA. The rest is just bureaucracy on steroids.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GardenGal, 1/3/2018 2:26:28 PM     (No. 11498813)

I am really happy that they are focusing more on Superfund sites.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 1/3/2018 2:57:56 PM     (No. 11498860)

It would be interesting to know if the same amount of money was spent both years. Bureaucrats have a talent for doing the bare minimum of constructive work needed to keep the funds flowing while consuming the maximum amount of money with paperwork, studies, and status reports.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/3/2018 3:06:22 PM     (No. 11498868)

Um, yeah. The headline of the Daily Caller is not really what happened and is not what is contained in the EPA´s Press Release. I personally worked on two of these sites (starting in the 90s).

I´m a big fan of Pruitt, and the focus on getting things done. However, these didn´t get cleaned up in one year. They were "de-listed" from the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2017. Meaning that they were cleaned up over years and reached the point at which they were no longer a human or ecological risk.

There could have been some administrative hold up by the Obama administration on delisting. For example, Obama´s EPA may not have wanted to delist them yet for "social justice" reasons. That would not surprise me.

But, come on, this is just bad reporting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 1/3/2018 4:44:22 PM     (No. 11498997)


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 1/3/2018 5:13:09 PM     (No. 11499039)


Here is the link that was cited in the story. Read the press release. It may be semantics as #5 is implying or it may be imprecise journalistic description of what the Sec´y did. The fact that he was looking at progress on these sites is what we elected PDJT to do.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 1/3/2018 5:41:00 PM     (No. 11499066)

#7 - Definitely not semantics. They are two separate and distinct activities as described by the Superfund law CERCLA.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/3/2018 5:54:55 PM     (No. 11499084)

Leadership begins at the top. You´re either gonna get the job done or just put in your time and squander money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2018 6:03:12 PM     (No. 11499094)

That is their ONLY job!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 1/3/2018 7:44:10 PM     (No. 11499208)

Sorry for the second post but I recalled that famous line from the 1946 Jimmy Stewart classic ...

"Look Daddy. Teacher says every time a toxic waste site is delisted, an EPA bureaucrat loses his/her job."

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