Controversial yet powerful, litigated but most often settled, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund) has a complicated history. CERCLA gave the Environmental Protection Agency vast authority to clean up sites, a dedicated source of funds to undertake clean-ups (Superfund), and a liability scheme of unprecedented scope. The 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) remains the only comprehensive set of amendments to CERCLA.
- Authors / Editors:
- Michael B. Gerrard and Joel M. Gross
- Print ISSN:
- Oct. 2006