Superfund

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of toxic substances. The EPA engages in research, monitoring, and the setting and enforcement of national standards. It administers the Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, popularly called "Superfund," an act aimed at restoring toxic waste sites by making the responsible parties finance their cleanup. It also issues statements on the impact of operations of other federal agencies that are detrimental to environmental quality, and it supports the antipollution activities of states, municipalities, and public and private groups.

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Superfund: Selected full-text books and articles

Superfund: Evaluating the Impact of Executive Order 12898 By O'Neil, Sandra George Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 115, No. 7, July 2007
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Not-So-Superfund Growing Needs vs. Declining Dollars. (Spheres of Influence) By Schmidt, Charles W Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 111, No. 3, March 2003
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Superfund: The Ascendance of Enabling Myths By Haggerty, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie A Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2003
United States V. Atlantic Research Corp.: Who Should Pay to Clean Up Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites? By Gershonowitz, Aaron Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 2008
Administrative Law - Due Process - D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Superfund Authority to Issue Cleanup Orders Reviewable Only under Threat of Penalty Harvard Law Review, Vol. 124, No. 6, April 2011
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Toxic Debts and the Superfund Dilemma By Harold C. Barnett University of North Carolina Press, 1994
Cleaning Up the Mess: Implementation Strategies in Superfund By Thomas W. Church; Robert T. Nakamura Brookings Institution, 1993
Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How? By Katherine N. Probst; Don Fullerton; Robert E. Litan; Paul R. Portney The Brookings Institution, 1995
Sharing Power: Public Governance and Private Markets By Donald F. Kettl The Brookings Institution, 1993
Librarian's tip: Chap. 5 "Superfund: Red Ice and Purple Dogs"
Evaluation of Serum Immunoglobulins among Individuals Living near Six Superfund Sites By Williamson, Dhelia M.; White, Mary C.; Poole, Charles; Kleinbaum, David; Vogt, Robert; North, Kari Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 114, No. 7, July 2006
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Recent Environmental Regulatory Reforms Clarity or Confusion? By Luzkow, Steve The RMA Journal, Vol. 89, No. 6, March 2007
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