Are there Superfund sites in Canada?

Are there Superfund sites in Canada?

How many federal contaminated sites are there in Canada? There are 23,078 federal sites listed in the FCSI maintained by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, including 5,337 active contaminated sites and 2,355 suspected sites.

What defines a Superfund site?

Superfund sites are polluted locations in the United States requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations. They were designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980.

Which state has most Superfund sites?

New Jersey
Superfund sites by state The states with the most Superfund sites were New Jersey (113 sites), California (97 sites) and Pennsylvania (95 sites). The states with the fewest Superfund sites were North Dakota (no sites), Nevada (one site) and South Dakota (two sites).

Is there an EPA in Canada?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) got its official start on December 2, 1970. In neighboring Canada, Environment Canada got its official start on June 11, 1971. EPA and Environment Canada share a commitment to protecting the environment, especially by preventing pollution.

What percentage of Superfund sites have been cleaned up?

Since 1982, about 25 percent of Superfund sites have been cleaned up and deleted from the list, a designation given to a site after “all response actions are complete and all cleanup goals have been achieved” according to the EPA.

What is Fcsap?

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan ( FCSAP ) was developed to provide funding and support to federal departments, agencies, and consolidated Crown corporations (i.e., custodians) in mitigating human health and ecological risks associated with their contaminated sites while reducing federal financial liability.

What is a principal purpose of the Superfund?

Superfund’s goals are to: Protect human health and the environment by cleaning up contaminated sites; Make responsible parties pay for cleanup work; Involve communities in the Superfund process; and.

What are the main causes of pollution in Canada?

Air pollution. Air pollution in Canada is contributed by industrial and vehicular emissions, agriculture, construction, wood burning and energy production. A recent report found that Canadian companies contributed 73% more to air pollution than companies in the United States.