Formosa Mine Superfund Cleanup Announced

The EPA Region 10 (Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Tribal Nations) announced on 12/17/21 that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will boost cleanup at the Formosa Mine Superfund site near Riddle, Oregon. 

That is great news for Douglas County, Oregon, and many other counties!

Here is an excerpt of the press release:

Contact: Suzanne Skadowski, 206-553-2160,

SEATTLE (Dec. 17, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Formosa Mine Superfund site near Riddle, Oregon, will receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to complete critical cleanup actions and protect human health and the environment.  The Douglas County, Oregon, site is among 49 sites across the nation that will benefit from a $1 billion investment from the BIL to initiate cleanup and clear the backlog of previously unfunded Superfund sites and accelerate cleanup at other sites across the country. Until this historic investment, many of these were part of a backlog of hazardous waste sites awaiting funding. Thousands of contaminated sites exist nationally due to hazardous waste being dumped, left out in the open, or otherwise improperly managed. These sites include manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills, and mining sites.

To read the whole press release, visit

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