Remediation and Superfund
Many of Woburn's contaminated sites, including Wells G and H, were so badly contaminated that they were placed on state and federal lists to be investigated and "remediated" (contained or cleaned up if possible). Some of these sites were declared Superfund sites; FACE formed citizen advisory committees to oversee the cleanup process at two of these large federal Superfund sites in Woburn.
Superfund is the program established to address hazardous waste sites and is also the name of the fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980. It allows the EPA to clean up such sites and to hold compel responsible parties accountable. Learn more about Superfund here:
The Superfund cleanup process is complex. It involves the steps taken to assess sites, place them on the National Priorities List (NPL), and establish and implement appropriate cleanup plans. Learn more about the remediation process here:
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