CBS – St. Louis
Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay is backing a plan to transfer the cleanup duties from the EPA to the Army Corps of Engineers.
“Representative Wagner and I are pushing for a hearing the in the House sometime soon,” Clay says. “The bill has come over from the Senate. There’s hesitation on the part of the Congressman from New Jersey.”
New Jersey Congressman Frank Palone reportedly fears the plan might take away money from Superfund sites in his state. Backers of the switch believe the Army Corps would be more apt to clean up the site than the EPA, which has been accused of “studying the landfill to death.