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Legal Document- Statute: CERCLA

Abstract
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment.









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Year Signed or Took Effect 
1980

Legal Citation 
42 USC 103



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Citation

CERCLA (1980).