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Superfund Sites

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  • Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. It is also the name of the fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA statute, CERCLA overview). This law was enacted in the wake of the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal and Times Beach in the 1970s. It allows the EPA to clean up such sites and to compel responsible parties to perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-lead cleanups.
Common Chemicals Found at Superfund Sites
  • The following list of chemicals, metals, and other substances are the most frequently encountered at U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated Superfund sites. The information is intended to inform the reader about these substances with special emphasis placed on their known effects on human health, while at the same time, acknowledging that there are limitations that exist about long term health outcomes for many of these substances. Learn more.
Chemical Substance Database
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is a division of the American Chemical Society. CAS builds and maintains the largest and most current database of chemical substance information in the world. These chemical substances are labeled with CAS Registry Numbers® (CASRNs or CAS Numbers) and are used internationally as unique numeric identifiers for a single substance. They have no chemical significance and, because they are widely used, are a link to a wealth of information about a specific chemical substance. They are provided here for reference purposes to hopefully aide you in researching the respective chemical. Learn more.