Rcra banned all open dumping of waste encouraged

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RCRA banned all open dumping of waste, encouraged source reduction and recycling, and promoted the safe disposal of municipal waste. mandated strict controls over the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste . established the basic "cradle to grave" approach to hazardous waste management that exists today. Does not address abandoned/historical sites…
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CERCLA ( aka Superfund) Created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries to fund clean-ups Provided federal authority to respond directly to releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment Provided for liability of persons responsible for releases of hazardous waste at these sites
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CERCLA cont. Established the NPL (National Priorities List), which lists unclaimed waste sites in order of priority for clean-up Law has expired - no longer collecting tax money for the clean-up of abandoned sites
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Superfund sites per state
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Preventing Hazardous Waste One way to prevent hazardous waste is to produce less of it.
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