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PUHCA Companies: Caught By Superfund

An analysis of holding company liability under federal Superfund and parallel state laws.
Fortnightly Magazine - April 15 2003

present an imminent and substantial danger to health or welfare."

1986: Congress passes the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), raising the size of the Superfund Trust Fund from $1.6 billion to $8.5 billion. SARA also further empowered the EPA to enforce the Superfund provisions, while also encouraging voluntary settlements instead of litigation.

1998: EPA completes its 5,000th successful removal action under Superfund, at a drum reclamation plant in Missouri.

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