An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

EPA History

EPA History: Superfund

Press Releases, Articles and Oral Histories

Unlinked material below is now in the EPA Archive. To find the material,
  • block the name of the document below that you want to find,
  • click on the Search EPA Archive button below, and
  • copy the name of the topic into the search box on the archive home page.

To ensure the best search results, be sure to put quotes around the name of the document.

Search EPA Archive

  • Administration Proposes Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund
    [EPA press release - June 13, 1979]

  • Costle Presses for Immediate Passage of Superfund
    [EPA press release - September 11, 1980]

  • Why Superfund Was Needed
    by Robert T. Stafford [EPA Journal - June 1981]

  • EPA Announces First 114 Top-Priority Superfund Sites
    [EPA press release - October 23, 1981]

  • National Contingency Plan for Superfund Announced
    [EPA press release - March 12, 1982]

  • EPA Issues Final National Contingency Plan for Superfund
    [EPA press release - July 12, 1982]

  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
    [EPA statement - October 17, 1986]

  • Final EPCRA Rule for Hazardous Chemical Reporting Requirements
    [EPA press release - October 9, 1987]

  • EPA and States to Accelerate Cleanups at more than 1,700 Hazardous Waste Management Sites
    [EPA press release - July 8, 1999]

  • Superfund 25th Anniversary: Transcripts of Oral History Interviews