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What is a Superfund Site?

A superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated with so much waste and pollution that the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the land to be cleaned up because it poses a risk to human health.

There are two laws that essentially legislate clean up of superfund sites: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).  These acts give the EPA the power to assess the danger a piece of land poses to people's health, put it on a National Priorities List for clean-up, and set up a short-term or long-term cleaning project.

Who Pays for the Clean-Up Process of a Superfund Site?

There are two ways clean-ups are paid for: 

What Can I Do if I Think My Area May Be Contaminated by a Local Company? 

First, you probably want to contact the EPA and let them know that you think your land may be contaminated.  Next, if you or anyone you know is experiencing health problems or costly living inconveniences as a result of the contaminated land, you may want to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.  A personal injury attorney can advise you of your rights and let you know if you are entitled to compensation for any medical or other expenses.

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Last Modified: 04-19-2016 12:32 PM PDT

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