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Superfund
Overview
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.

How Superfund Works
The Superfund cleanup process is complex. It involves the steps taken to assess sites, place them on the National Priorities List, and establish and implement appropriate cleanup plans. This is the long-term cleanup process.

In addition, the Agency has the authority
  • Ensure long-term protectiveness
  • Involve states
  • To conduct removal actions where immediate action needs to be taken
  • To enforce against potentially responsible parties
  • To ensure community involvement

Superfund Sites In Hillsborough County
  • Alaric Area Groundwater Plume
  • Arkla Terra Property
  • Helena Chemical Co.
  • JJ Seifert Machine
  • MRI Corporation
  • Peak Oil Co. / Bay Drum Co.
  • Raleigh Street Dump
  • Reeves Southeast +Galvanizing Crop.
  • Southern Solvents, Inc.
  • Stauffer Chemical Co.
  • Sydney Mine Sludge Ponds
  • Taylor Road Landfill

For more information on the individual sites, visit the National Priorities List.