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01/16/2023

Top Gun and the "New" Superfund Tax

The Superfund Tax is a lot like the movie Top Gun. Both originated in the 1980's before going dormant for a while. Both have made a lasting impact on life in the US. And both came back in 2022.

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09/14/2022

Meet America's 5 Newest Superfund Sites

On September 9, US EPA added five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a list of locations prioritized for longer-term cleanup action due to contamination with hazardous substances.  

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09/12/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/12

In our latest EPA Enforcement Roundup, two hazardous waste generators settle alleged RCRA violations and a chemical re-packaging and storage warehouse pays for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and EPCRA. 

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09/01/2022

Alfredo Sauce: A Reportable Release?

A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.  

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08/29/2022

PFOA, PFOS Proposed as Superfund Substances

Update: US EPA's proposed rule to add PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund was published to the Federal Register on September 6. 

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04/25/2022

CERCLA Hazardous Substance List Now Includes 1-bromopropane

Effective April 8, 2022, US EPA added 1-bromopropane (also known as n-propyl bromide or nPB) to the CERCLA/Superfund list of hazardous substances.   

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04/18/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/18

In this week's Roundup, a defense contractor will spend $35 million to remediate a CERCLA-regulated site. Plus, a construction company pleads guilty to asbestos-related Clean Air Act violations.

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03/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/14

In this week's Roundup, a major oil company will undertake $118 million in site upgrades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, a public utility provider must remediate residential sites after allegedly distributing contaminated soil.

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03/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/7

In this week's Roundup, a retailer agrees to a $3.94 million settlement to resolve allegations of improper hazardous waste management. Plus, an automobile manufacturer must develop a plan to minimize hazardous air pollutant emissions.

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02/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/28

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer pays a $3 million civil penalty after an alleged discharge of contaminated wastewater. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to a  $12,500 civil penalty for alleged chemical reporting violations.

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