Superfund Case Study

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Superfund can be regarded a programme of the federal government that is put in place to ensure that there is cleanup of toxic or hazardous waste in sites that is getting out of control in the nation. Superfund is a programme aimed at cleaning up all accidentally spilled or abandoned and or illegal dumped waste that are considered hazardous or harmful which or may likely cause threat to the well of human or the environment and its ecosystem. Superfund is a vital government programme which its effort is to sanitize lands in the united state contaminated by various wastes that are hazardous. (US EPA, 1994). In actualizing this mission, the environmental protection agency is to oversee and work in partnership with the communities, scientists,…show more content…
fine to those that are guilty based on liability standards set forth in the superfund act. (Mark, 1997). In addition, superfund n its legislation states the rules on how to handle contaminated or toxic hazardous waste site when they are closed. To ensure integrity and standards, all sites that that needed to be clean up are well listed based on the risk factor and danger they pose to the environment and communities. The action of the government under superfund are divided into two i.e. removal action which is immediate response to eliminate further threats from the waste site and remedial action which is to provide long term solutions in order to cleanup the toxic waste site. (Mark, 1994). In meeting standards, two general approaches can be considered in setting up a standard for cleanup in various toxic waste sites; there should be equal standards for states or federal uniform numerical concentration limits and a specific site standard that is based on the evaluation of factors like health of human ecological risk, technical feasibilities and as well cost. (Pieter,…show more content…
The site has varieties of contaminants i.e. arsenic, lead e.t.c. and other contaminant in the soil. The proposed remediation by the principal responsible party is a minimum to just meet current regulatory requirement for site remediation. This is aimed aimed at discussing in reference to issues of adequacy of current site remediation standards for lead and arsenic in order to protect the public health as well as the environment from the hazardous chemicals that will remain at the site after remediation by the principal responsible party (PRP), (Fred,
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