Superfund Program

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.

General fact sheets

Program summary reports

Site information

  • Superfund site summaries
  • What's In My Neighborhood — Use this application to search for Superfund site information. The application gives basic information about the site, including the site name, status, ID #, address, facility type, and other types of activities the MPCA is involved with at the location.

Harmful Substance Compensation Program

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.

For more information about the HSCP, contact Gary Krueger at 651-757-2509.

More information

For more information, contact Jeff Thuma 651-757-2617.

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