Supporters of the administrations Superfund reform proposal are fearful that they are running out of time in the congressional session and that an expected increase in Republican members next year wont necessarily set the stage for a more favorable bill.

If Superfund isnt passed this year, Congress is likely to give away the programs major source of funding, said Morton L. Mullins, vice president for regulatory affairs at the Chemical Manufacturers Association, at a July 20 briefing sponsored by Superfund Reform Now, a coalition that includes local governments, environmentalists, bankers, insurers and manufacturers.

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