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This dataset represents integrated facility information from FRS, limited to the subset of facilities that link to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) non-NPL sites. A brief summary of the item is not available. Add a brief summary about the item.

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Last Modified: December 23, 2016

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This dataset represents integrated facility information from FRS, limited to the subset of facilities that link to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) non-NPL sites. This subset of data was identified as information that can be used in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Support Function #10. Additional contact, state ids, NAICs, and SIC attributes are linked by registry id. It contains only active facilities. This feature contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry System (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) non-NPL sites. Superfund is a program administered by the EPA to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Before Superfund, Americans were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment. Hazardous wastes were often left in the open, where they seeped into the ground, flowed into rivers and lakes, and contaminated soil and groundwater. Consequently, where these practices were intensive or continuous, there were uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. These sites include abandoned warehouses, manufacturing facilities, processing plants, and landfills. Citizen concern about the extent of this problem prompted Congress in 1980 to establish the Superfund Program to eliminate the health and environmental threats posed by hazardous waste sites. EPA administers the Superfund program in cooperation with individual states and tribal governments. FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to CERCLIS non-NPL facilities once the CERCLIS data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/fii/index.html.

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Access Constraint: None (Public Domain Information) Use Constraint: None (Public Use) Use Limitations: These data should not be distributed. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.

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