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Report: EPA Has Made Progress in Assessing Historical Lead Smelter Sites But Needs to Strengthen Procedures

Report #14-P-0302June 17, 2014

What We Found

Improvements in guidance and procedures for managing contaminated sites could result in more efficient and effective use of limited resources and result in public health and economic benefits.

Report Materials​​

Podcast: Report Overview with Jill Trynosky
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