GAO Investigates Role of States in Hazardous Waste Cleanup at DoD Sites

On May 22, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their latest report entitled, Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Observations on States’ Role, Liabilities at DOD and Hardrock Mining Sites, and Litigation Issues.

The report summarizes past work GAO has conducted on the role of states in cleaning up hazardous waste sites, Department of Defense (DOD) sites on the National Priority List (NPL), federal liability from contaminated hardrock mining sites, and litigation under CERCLA.  GAO reviews past recommendations made to DoD, EPA, and the Department of the Interior regarding these issues, as well as agency response to the recommendations.

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