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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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Army under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) over tire growing presence of perchlorate in the aquifer that feeds the city's drinking water supply.
Major federal statutes include the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as well as the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Instead of imposing a federal requirement for financial assurances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the EPA recognized that states, such as Alaska, have robust financial bonding and regulatory requirements in place to protect the environment, making a federal requirement relating only to the release of hazardous substances unnecessary.

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