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superfund

(ˈsuːpəˌfʌnd)
n
(Banking & Finance) an extremely large fund
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Noun1.Superfund - the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency; "some have intimated that the Superfund's money may have turned into a political slush fund"
program, programme - a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"
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House Energy and Commerce Committee deliberated the "Superfund Common-Sense Act," which aims to prevent the EPA from using the Superfund Act to regulate animal waste.
Superfund Act (1980): created a tax on chemical and petroleum industries; provided broad federal authority to clean up hazardous materials threatening public health or the environment.
In 1980, Congress responded to a number of unprecedented chemical disasters by passing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as the Superfund act, and in so doing, created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
When she first joined Environmental Data Resources in the late '90s, real estate professionals conducted site assessments mainly to avoid legal action under the Superfund Act, which can hold current landlords responsible for past contamination.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Anderson became involved in CERCLA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act, otherwise known as the Superfund Act, designed to clean up hazardous waste dumps.
Statement of Position 96-1, Environmental Remediation Liabilities, summarizes the regulatory process with regard to the Superfund Act (AICPA, 1996).
The fourth case deals with whether a liable party under the Superfund Act may seek contribution under one section of the act even though barred from doing so under another section because no EPA civil actions have been filed at the site.

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