Comprehensive Environmental Response (CERCLIS)
|Source||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|File Size||590 MB|
|Dates Covered||As of January 2007|
The archive designation means that, to the best of the EPAs knowledge, assessment at a site has been completed and the EPA has determined no further steps will be taken to list this site on the National Priorities List (NPL). This database contains both the archived and current sites.
Although you can download portions of this data for free off the EPAs Web site, NICAR data analysts have done a significant amount of cleaning to make this data easier to use. Fields containing standard date formats and mappable latitude and longitude have been added. Two tables not downloadable from the EPA Web site are also included and contain information on contaminants and responsible parties.
NICAR also provides detailed field descriptions and help with linking the main tables with the lookup table.
Record layouts and samples of this database
|Main documentation (readme_1.txt)||12.5 KB|
|Sample Data, Site table (site_sample.xls)||61.1 KB|
|Record Layout, Full database (record layout_2.xls)||78.0 KB|
- Resources for Covering Disasters
Nixon lists resources and databases that are helpful when covering natural disasters. The list includes four NICAR databases, such as Federal Contracts, and nine other resources, like the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.