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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Learn about releases of hazardous substances and the recovery and clean-up process.

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In the lesson on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA, you learned about different types of waste and how waste is managed during production and subsequent treatment phases. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA, which regulates the recovery and cleanup of hazardous substances.

CERCLA is an act with many names, so you may also hear it referred to as the Superfund. This name comes from the...