Frequent Questions

What kinds of chemicals are found at Superfund sites?

The chemicals found at Superfund sites range from familiar contaminants, like arsenic, lead, mercury, and DDT to less familiar chemicals such as toluene, trichloroethylene, and pentachlorophenol.  For more information about these and other chemicals, please see the CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances page on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Web site.


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