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A fund established by Congress in the USA under the 1980Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, financed by fees paid by toxic waste generators and by cost recovery from cleanup projects, in order to pay for the cleanup of inactive and abandoned hazardous waste sites or hazardous materials that have been accidentally spilled or illegally dumped. Also known as the Superfund Trust Fund.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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