Frequent Questions

What technologies and processes does Superfund use to clean up hazardous waste?

The Superfund program has developed many methods to clean up different kinds of chemicals and hazardous waste, among the most common are: air stripping, capping, precipitation, excavation, and incineration. To learn more about these cleanup technologies, please see the Superfund Fact Flash regarding Common Cleanup Methods.

Superfund has also learned that certain kinds of hazardous waste sites - such as landfills, solvent-contaminated sites, wood treatment facilities, and others - all show the same patterns of contamination and can, therefore, be cleaned up using similar resources and technologies. We call these cleanup solutions presumptive remedies.



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