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08/03/2017

EPA Adds 7 Superfund Sites to National Priorities List

US EPA today announced the addition of seven sites to its National Priorities List (NPL)—the list of sites designated for cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also called “Superfund.”   

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05/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes a chemical storage and logistics company paying millions for alleged Clean Air Act violations and grease recycler facing jail time for possible criminal violations of the Clean Water Act.  

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04/18/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: April 2017

Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.

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01/03/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/3

The first EPA enforcement roundup of 2017 includes a 40 million dollar CERCLA/Superfund settlement involving more than twenty companies. 

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11/08/2016

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/8

Every day, facilities all across America receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.

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09/08/2016

EPA Adds 10 New Superfund Sites, Proposes 8 More

US EPA this week announced the addition of ten sites to its National Priorities List (NPL). Sites on the NPL are those designated to undergo cleanup of hazardous substances and are commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites.

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07/12/2016

How Do Sites Get On or Off the Superfund List?

Superfund is the nickname for the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the primary Federal law dealing with the identification and cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. Disposal site cleanup activity under Superfund is done in accordance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) at 40 CFR 300... 

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05/04/2016

Biggest Superfund Penalty in EPA History Announced

On May 3, the US EPA and US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a nearly $7 million fine for a company that allegedly violated the terms of a 2002 Superfund consent decree.

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04/18/2016

CEO Convicted for Superfund Superfraud

The CEO of a Canadian environmental services company has been convicted of major fraud against the United States for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted his firm “tens of millions of dollars in soil treatment and disposal contracts,” according to a Department of Justice press release.

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04/07/2016

EPA Expands List of US Superfund Sites

Today, April 7, US EPA expanded the list of US Superfund sites by adding five contaminated hazardous waste and chemical sites to the National Priorities List (NPL).

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