Agency says climate change imperils 60% of Superfund sites

ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In a report issued on Monday, the Government Accountability Office called on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to state directly that dealing with the rising risks of seas, storms or wildfires breaching Superfund sites under climate change is part of the agency’s mission. The findings in the report, obtained earlier by The Associated Press, emphasize the challenges for government agencies under President Donald Trump, who freq
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