In a previous post, we commented that private citizens have the ability to play a role in making cleanup of contaminated sites possible through the EPA’s Superfund program. Here we want to talk a bit about what we meant.
First of all, private citizens can help in alerting authorities to site contamination. This is important, because it is often private parties who first become aware of site contamination rather than the EPA or some other authority. By being informed about the Superfund program and reporting suspected contamination, private citizens can have an active role in EPA enforcement.