Superfund: EPA's Estimated Costs to Remediate Existing Sites Exceed Current Funding Levels, and More Sites Are Expected to Be Added to the National Priorities List Page: 4 of 81
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Table 1: EPA Regional Officials' Estimates of Costs to EPA to
Conduct Remedial Construction in the Most Efficient
Manner at Nonfederal Sites on the NPL, as of September
30, 2009 20
Table 2: Comparison of the Number of Sites EPA Listed from Fiscal
Years 2005 through 2009 and the Number of Sites
Projected to Be Listed from Fiscal Years 2010 through
2014, by Region 29
Table 3: Comparison of the Number of Sites EPA Listed from Each
of the 10 States from Fiscal Years 2005 through 2009 and
the Number of Sites State Officials Project May Be Listed
from Fiscal Years 2010 through 2014, by State 30
Table 4: Description of Human Exposure Risks, Fiscal Year Site
was Listed on the NPL, and the Expected Fiscal Year
Human Exposure Will Be Controlled at NPL Sites with
Unacceptable Human Exposure, as of the End of Fiscal
Year 2009 48
Table 5: Amount and Planned Use of Recovery Act Funds for
Superfund Sites 63
Figure 1: Balance of the Superfund Trust Fund at the Start of Each
Fiscal Year, Fiscal Years 1981 through 2009 6
Figure 2: EPA's Superfund Program Appropriation, Fiscal Years
1981 through 2009 7
Figure 3: Phases of the Remedial Process at NPL Sites 8
Figure 4: Amount of Work Remaining to Complete Construction at
the 75 Nonfederal NPL Sites with Unacceptable Human
Figure 5: Amount of Work Remaining to Complete Construction at
the 164 Nonfederal NPL Sites with Unknown Risks of
Human Exposure 15
Figure 6: Average Per-Site EPA Expenditures, Fiscal Years 1990
through 2009 18
Figure 7: Media of Concern at the 75 Sites with Unacceptable
Human Exposure 46
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