Assessing Vermont's Toxic Superfund Sites

Mar 15, 2019

They were everything from tanneries to landfills to copper mines. They are Vermont's 14 Superfund sites; locations that were so polluted they required a long-term cleanup plan of the hazardous material contaminations. We'll "visit" some of them at a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is doing five-year reviews of six of the sites.

Bryan Olson, the New England EPA director of the office of site remediation and restoration, discusses how a site makes the National Priorities List, how these sites get cleaned up, what it takes for them to be reused and what the EPA will be looking at as they review the Vermont locations this year.

We'll also speak with Emily Boedecker, commissioner of Vermont's Department of Environmntal Conservation, about what goes into the state's decision to applt for Superfund status for a particular location.

Broadcast live on Monday, March 18, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.