- Provisions and requirements were set up to manage abandoned hazardous waste areas.
- People were placed at liability for any release of waste that could have occurred in an active or abandoned waste site.
- A tax was put in place on chemical and petroleum industries
- A trust fund was built with the purpose of providing relief for release cleanup when necessary.
- Removal response actions were put into place, and the Federal government was given the power to directly respond to releases or threatened releases.
- The National Contingency Plan was revised by editing the guidelines used to respond to waste releases or threats.
Successes of CERCLA
Failures of CERCLA
Superfund success stories. (2012, 12 5). Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/superfund/accomp/success/thumbs.htm
Sanoff, R. (2012, 8 16). The dismal history of superfund’s water body sites. Retrieved from http://www.lawandenvironment.com/2012/08/the-dismal-history-of-superfunds-water-body-sites/