orphan site

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Noun1.orphan site - a toxic waste area where the polluter could not be identified or the polluter refused to take action or pay for the cleanup
Superfund site, toxic site, toxic waste area - a site where toxic wastes have been dumped and the Environmental Protection Agency has designated them to be cleaned up
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Orphan site cleanups are paid for by available funding that differs from year to year.
Pollution control bonds, which in this case will finance the state's match of federal monies received for the State's clean water SRF and to finance clean up efforts per the state's Orphan Site Fund program, are not considered self supporting.
Proceeds from the pollution control bonds are for refunding of bonds issued for the state's orphan site program.
Bond proceeds are entirely for refunding of bonds issued for the state's orphan site program involving environmental cleanup where parties responsible are unknown, unwilling or unable to complete the required activities.
The two accounts available to Oregon officials - the state orphan site account and the federal Superfund - are starved for funds.
The proposed cleanup depends on approval of about $100,000 in funding under the DEQ's Orphan Site Program, which gets cleanups started when property owners are unable to pay.
The Orphan Sites programme Phase One was initially concentrated in the All Saints, Bilston North and East, Blakenhall, Ettingshall, Graiseley and Whitmore Reans areas during 2006/7, with the work carried out by Groundwork Black Country.