OLEM SUMMARY – UPDATED SOIL LEAD GUIDANCE FOR CERCLA SITES AND RCRA CORRECTIVE ACTION FACILITIES

EPA lowered recommended screening levels and strengthened guidance for cleaning up lead-contaminated soil in areas where children live, learn, and play. As a result, EPA expects to investigate more residential properties for lead contamination and potential cleanup. The guidance applies to Superfund sites and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act corrective action facilities.

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