Asbestos at Superfund Sites: Cleanup Examples

The cleanup examples below include abandoned mining or factory operations, disposal sites with asbestos-containing building materials, and disturbances of naturally occurring asbestos. The list includes some sites on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) as well as non-NPL sites. The examples include different source materials, varied distribution asbestos in the environment and various potential exposure pathways. Each site is unique and may pose different challenges to the site team addressing the asbestos contamination. These examples illustrate the range of sites where asbestos is addressed and the approaches taken for different conditions. As source materials, site conditions and potential exposure routes vary across sites, specific approaches at each site will vary.