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
- Minnesota's Superfund Program
- MPCA Administrative/Enforcement Process under Minnesota Environmental Response and Liability Act (MERLA)
Minnesota Superfund annual reports
- Biennial Superfund Program Report — FY 2015 and 2016 (lrc-s-1sy17)
- Superfund Program Biennial Report — FY 2013 and 2014
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2012
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2011
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2010
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2009
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2008
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2007
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2006
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2005
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2004
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2003
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2002
- Superfund Program Annual Report — FY 2001
- 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.
- Superfund Data — MS Access database (zip file) — updated 8/4/2016. Please note that the MPCA is in the process of migrating to a new data management system. The next update to this file will be available in the spring of 2017.
Groundwater Contamination Mapping Project
The MPCA collects much groundwater data from remediation sites, but it is typically stored in paper and electronic files that are not easily accessible. The Groundwater Contamination Mapping Project seeks to move this data into a standardized data management system that can be accessed through a web-based, interactive map.
Learn more on the Groundwater Contamination Mapping Project webpage.
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.
- Harmful Substance Compensation Program (HCSP) - Explains how individuals can get financial aid for property damage or personal injury caused by harmful chemical substances.
- Harmful Substance Compensation Program: Application for Compensation for Personal Injury
- Harmful Substance Compensation Program: Application for Compensation for Property Damage
For more information, contact Crague Biglow, 651-757-2229.