Auditing and Financial Management:

State Cleanup Standards

RCED-96-98R: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 7, 1996.

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO provided information about 21 states' standards for the cleanup of soil and groundwater at Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) whether states base their standards on estimates of health risks; (2) how the standards compare with corresponding federal standards; and (3) whether the states adjust the standards for site-specific conditions. GAO noted that: (1) 20 of the 21 states with such standards base them, in part, on estimates of human health risks posed by exposure to contaminants; and (2) in general, the states provide more flexibility to adjust, based on site-specific conditions, the cleanup levels derived from soil standards than from groundwater standards.

Mar 27, 2014

Mar 13, 2014

Mar 12, 2014

Feb 27, 2014

Dec 23, 2013

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 12, 2013

Dec 11, 2013

Looking for more? Browse all our products here