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responsible party is unable to or refuses to comply. However, the cost distributed amongst responsible parties was not clearly defined. Amended in 1986 by the Superfund Amendments andRe-authorization Act (SARA) strengthened CERCLA's enforcement provisions; encouraged voluntary settlements instead of litigation; stressed the importance of permanent remedies and innovative treatment technologies; and increased state involvement in the program. SARA addedcertain specific provisions to CERCLA that applied to the cleanup of contaminated sites at federal facilities. Under CERCLA Section 120, federal agencies are mandated to comply with CERCLA just as non-governmental entities. In 1992, the Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM) was enacted to streamline the outdated Superfund response process by accelerating the
UNIT V ESSAY 7risk reduction process and faster initiation of implementation and public participation activities. On January 11, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (Superfund History, 2019). It heightened roles for state and tribal response programs, and clarified Superfund liability. Historically, the owner or operator of a contaminated property could be held responsible for the property's cleanup, based solely on one’scurrent ownership. This law altered the liability by providing vital protections from Superfund liability for landowners who meet specific constitutional conditions such as being a prospective purchaser, adjoining property owner, or innocent landowner. In September 2010, EPA released the final Superfund Green Remediation Strategy that practices bearing in mind all environmentaleffects of remedy application and combining options to minimize the environmental footprint of cleanup actions. Finally, in May 2017, the Superfund Task Force was enacted to provide recommendations for improving and expediting site cleanups and promoting redevelopment. CERCLA has progressed since 1980; although rocky at times, it has been a success in the revitalization of our country and its environment while improving living conditions for all humans and animals (Superfund History, 2019)ConclusionThrough understanding characteristics of HW, its treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; and remediation of old HW sites. We as a society are able to understand better how vital it is to track theses wastes from cradle-to-grave to preserve our way of life. Ensure that our government entities are held to the same accountability standards as non-government. Moreover, the slow but progressive success of the Superfund initiative.References
UNIT V ESSAY 8Arizona University. (n.d.). Hazardous waste landfills. Retrieved December 9, 2019, from Joint Force Headquarters Washington Military Department Camp Murray. (2012, May 15). Dangerous Waste Management Plan. Retrieved December 10, 2019, from Nathanson, J. A., & Schneider, R. A. (2015). Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management, and Pollution Control (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJNEW EPA Hazardous Waste Tracking System Launched. (2018). Professional Safety, 63(10), 18. Retrieved December 9, 2019, from ?direct=true&db=bsu&AN=132120612&site=eds-live&scope=sitePegEx Inc. (2019, February 11). RCRA Listed Wastes: Toxic, Acutely Toxic, or Hazardous? Retrieved December 9, 2019, from -listed-wastes-toxic-acutely-toxic-or-merely-hazardous/Superfund History. Environmental Protection Agency, July 23, 2019. Thomas, C. D. (2014). TOMORROW’S NEWS TODAY: The Future of Superfund Litigation. Arizona State Law Journal, 46(2), 537–563. Retrieved December 10, 2019, from ?direct=true&db=asn&AN=137220706&site=eds-live&scope=site

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