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The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and World Trade Center (WTC) collapse blanketed Lower Manhattan in dust from building debris. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an indoor clean and test program from 2002 to 2003.
Industrial facilities that operate under permits regulating some emissions and discharges have been the subject of complaints from community groups and environmental activists who charge that the facilities expose the surrounding communities to greater environmental risk than the general population.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information from its surveys of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, federal agencies, and states for each of the 3,036 potential Superfund sites awaiting a National Priorities List (NPL) decision, as well as for sites whose placement on the...