WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the country’s most contaminated places as a mark achievement in the Trump organization’s push to lessen the quantity of Superfund locales. Yet, records demonstrate the physical work was finished before Trump took office.
The organization this week credited the authority of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with tripling the quantity of locales completely or halfway expelled from the National Priority List in 2017, contrasted and two amid the most recent year of the Obama organization.
Cleanups of Superfund destinations more often than not take decades, traversing various organizations. EPA records demonstrate the seven Superfund destinations delisted a year ago miss the mark regarding the normal pace set under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Shrub. EPA evacuated more than 10 destinations every year amid Obama’s two terms.