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In Region 8, there are two programs that implement Superfund responses, the emergency response program and the remedial program.
The emergency response program responds to emergencies, such as fires, train derailments, and floods, involving the release of hazardous substances. The emergency response program also undertakes removal actions, short-term cleanups of hazardous substances that pose an immediate health threat. See EPA's national Emergency Response website for information on how to report a spill of hazardous substances.
The remedial program oversees long-term cleanup of the most complex contaminated sites—generally sites listed on the National Priorities List (NPL). In Region 8, 55 sites are final on the NPL, 13 are deleted from the NPL and five are proposed for listing. Construction has been completed at 38 of the final NPL sites. Information on each Superfund site in Region 8 can be accessed from the map at right.
EPA report highlights progress in Region 8's Superfund Program
This annual report highlights activities of Region 8’s Superfund program in 2012. For more than three decades, the program has served the people and communities of the Rocky Mountains and Plains region and has played a vital role in protecting human health and the environment. In 2012, our Superfund program took the final steps in cleaning up oil contamination in Montana’s Whitefish River, responded quickly to a gasoline spill threatening the Missouri River in South Dakota, completed a 544-acre wetland at the Anaconda, Montana Superfund site and helped dozens of communities in our states and tribal lands revitalize properties and put them back into productive use.