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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 single most important reason for conducting environmental assessments and audits is the effect of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).
The act also makes changes to the "innocent land-owner defense" under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund.
Since the enactment of the Federal Superfund Law in 1980 (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or "CERCLA"), and its subsequent amendments in 1986 (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act), commercial lenders require a satisfactory Phase I or Phase II environmental analysis on the designated property prior to mortgage commitment.
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).

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