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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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The push for Superfund status has bipartisan support, with Strickland, R-Westlake Village, pressing the governor to concur with the EPA's recommendation.
The expansion of the Superfund Investment Group is progressing rapidly.
In addition to Superfund sites, the contaminated sites include those under the supervision of other federal agencies, such as the defense and energy departments and state and civil agencies, as well as brownfield sites and underground storage tanks.
Although the use of incineration decreased during the 1990s because of cost and other factors, soil vapor extraction remains a proven technology at Superfund sites.
have proposed ending retroactive liability for actions that took place before Superfund became law and replacing the joint-and-several liability system with one that allocates costs proportionately among the responsible polluters.
In an ironic way, the Superfund process and its incredible cost for limited cleanup have been a rallying point around which all participants can coalesce.
Hattiesburg council member Kathryn Cummings hosted the EENR members and provided informative tours of a Superfund site, disposal of medical waste, and a nearby gravel mining effort along the river.
Substantial completion of a feasibility study for a Superfund site or of a corrective measures study for an RCRA site.
Transaction costs in the cleanups under Superfund have run from 20 percent to more than 40 percent of the entire costs of remediation.
Superfund has failed in its mission of cleaning up hazardous waste sites across the nation.
The California Gulch plant, which serves the same basic purpose but was built to comply with far more stringent Superfund requirements, cost $8.
As a net GDP deflator, Superfund itself should carry a health warning: Lowering the income of individuals and businesses negatively impacts one's health.

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