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Superfund

A U.S. federal program dedicated to cleaning and/or removing environmentally hazardous sites in the United States. Superfund works with state, local and tribal governments to clean brownfields and to eliminate hazardous waste, whether it was dumped purposely, accidentally or even legally.

superfund

See CERCLA.

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In 1980, in response to environmental debacles such as Love Canal, the United States Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
The Vertac Lawsuit, which was initially filed in 1980, and which has been described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is a cost-recovery action brought by the United States on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 ("CERCLA" or the Superfund statute) for the recovery of costs incurred and to be incurred with respect to the remediation of a facility located in Jacksonville, Arkansas, which was owned by the Company and others at various times.
He or she may be able to use the considerable power of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, or the Superfund statute) to sue the sewage system.
Other potential services include support of the Navy's air quality compliance activities related to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure Act.
Environmental Protection Agency under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 42 U.

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