Superfund Program Radiation Lead

S.A. Walker (US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation)

Superfund Radiation Policies This presentation provides a brief overview of the approach used by EPA to conduct Superfund cleanups of contaminated sites, including those that are contaminated with radionuclides, to ensure protection of human health and the environment. The presentation addresses how EPA Superfund determines cleanup levels. The theme emphasized in this portion of the presentation is that within the Superfund remediation framework, radioactive contamination is dealt with in the identical way as chemical contamination, except to account for technical differences.

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