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Superfund for Beginners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 as industrial pollution was beginning to take its toll on the nation’s water, air, and soil. Within a few years of EPA’s creation, Congress enacted several important environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Resource Conservation & … more »

All Appropriate Inquiries: Focus on Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

The 2002 Brownfields Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) required EPA to establish standards for conducting All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) to provide liability protections for potential property owners who did not cause or contribute to contamination at a property. AAI is the process of evaluating a property’s environmental conditions and … more »

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