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ELI Research Brief #2 - Reauthorizing Superfund: Lessons from the States

Authors: 
James M. McElfish Jr. & John Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute
Date Released: 
December 1993

Forty-nine U.S. states have individual "Superfund Laws" providing for the cleanup of hazardous sites through combinations of liability and public funding. The conclusion of this research brief is that as Congress considers amendments to the federal Superfund law, it should draw on the experiences of the states. Reauthorizing Superfund discusses and summarizes the key lessons from four comprehensive ELI studies on state superfund programs.

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