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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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Reform of Superfund Act of 1995: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The goal of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, better known as the Superfund Act, is to clean up the nation's hazardous waste sites.
At least 40 states have statutes paralleling the Federal Superfund Act.
Two papers deserve special emphasis: the overview/introductory paper of Lester and Davis and the review of judicial interpretations of the Superfund Act by Grunbaum.
A feature shared by all state and federal Superfund acts is a cause of action to allow the government to recover funds expended in remediation.

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