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PR STATEMENT BY CMB ON SUPERFUND

Release Date: 10/05/94
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PR STATEMENT BY CMB ON SUPERFUND

October 5, 1994

STATEMENT BY
CAROL M. BROWNER, ADMINISTRATOR
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL FOR
SUPERFUND REFORM

Although the clock ran out on Superfund reauthorization this year, a broadbased coalition for reform was established. That coalition, ranging from corporations to small businesses to environmentalists, developed a vital blueprint for change. I remain committed to building a consensus up-front as the best way to achieve strong environmental protections that benefit all Americans.

One in four Americans live within four miles of a Superfund toxic waste site and many businesses, particularly small businesses, are still unfairly burdened -- ultimately change is essential. In the meantime we will pursue administrative reforms to ensure the management of the current program continues to be made more fair, effective and efficient.

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