The Superfund Program identifies, investigates and determines appropriate cleanup plans for abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites where a release or potential release of a hazardous substance poses a risk to human health or the environment.
Superfund does not deal with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites or petroleum storage tank releases.
Primary users of the Superfund Program are industries that generated or transported, and then disposed of or arranged for disposal of hazardous substances. Owners/operators of facilities where a release of hazardous materials occurred also are brought into the program. These parties are usually referred to as "responsible parties," or "RPs" for short.
Services are also provided to residents surrounding Superfund sites and to community groups, attorneys and consultants/contractors working for responsible parties, local governments and development agencies, lenders and property developers, and other state and federal agencies.
- Minnesota's Superfund Program
- MPCA process under Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act (MERLA)
- Minnesota Superfund annual reports:
- A Report on the Use of the Minnesota Environmental Response, Compensation, and Compliance Account
- Superfund Site Summaries
- Search Superfund Site Information. This database allows you to search for a specific Superfund site. The database gives some basic information about the site, including the site name, status, ID #, address, facility type, size (acres), and types of reports conducted. Additionally, other information that can be found includes the county and MPCA region that the site is located in. Also, the site information indicates whether or not the site is on the state or federal Superfund list (PLP and NPL, respectively). You can learn more information about the site by contacting the site contact listed. The site contact information provides an e-mail and phone number for MPCA staff involved with the site.
- Superfund Data - MS Access Database
The Harmful Substance Compensation Program (HSCP) was created to compensate persons who suffer certain kinds of injury or property damage from exposure to harmful substances in Minnesota. The HSCP was established to provide an administrative alternative to filing lawsuits against the person or company responsible for the damage. Decisions on compensation are made by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, who receives advice as necessary from experts, including physicians knowledgeable in toxicology, health professionals knowledgeable about injuries caused by harmful substances, and staff from the state Attorney General’s office.
- Harmful Substance Compensation Account (HSCA) Program - Explains how individuals can get financial aid for property damage or personal injury caused by harmful chemical substances.
- Application for Compensation for Personal Injury
- Application for Compensation for Property Damage
For more information, contact Crague Biglow, 651-757-2229.