EPA’s Superfund program, which has been around since 1980, is responsible for managing the cleanup of some of the country’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites, as well as responding to significant environmental emergencies. There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites around the country, and most past cleanups have been paid for by the parties responsible for polluting. The brownfields program, which began in 1995, involves EPA grants for communities to help clean up and redevelop abandoned industrial sites.
"Here’s One Part of the EPA That the Agency’s New Leader Wants to Protect" is from the March 02, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brady Dennis and narrated by Sam Scholl.