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Congress enacted CERCLA, forty two U.S.C. §§ 9601-75, in 1980 "in reaction to the intense environmental and future health dangers posed through commercial pollution." usa v. Bestfoods, 524 U.S. fifty one, fifty five, 118 S.Ct. 1876, 141 L.Ed.2d forty three (1998) (citing Exxon Corp. v. Hunt, 475 U.S. 355, 358-59, 106 S.Ct. 1103, 89 L.Ed.2d 364 (1986)). Congress thereby sought "to advertise the well timed cleanup of damaging waste websites and to make sure that the prices of such cleanup efforts [a]re borne through these answerable for the contamination." Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. usa, 556 U.S. 599, 602, 129 S.Ct. 1870, 173 L.Ed.2d 812 (2009) (internal citation marks and quotation omitted). The statute imposes strict legal responsibility for environmental remediation, assigning accountability for cleansing up even toxins disposed of in keeping with then-acceptable practices earlier than they have been recognized to be dangerous. Lockheed Martin Corp. v. US, 833 F. 3d 225 (DC Cir. 2016).
Congress enacted CERCLA to facilitate the remediation of detrimental waste websites and the answer of legal responsibility for the comparable expenditures, specially via negotiated settlements. Chubb customized, 710 F.3d at 956. one of many methods CERCLA achieves those pursuits is via permitting a celebration who remediates a damaging waste web site to procure compensation of its expenditures from these chargeable for the pollutants. See identification. at 956-57. Whittaker company v. US, 825 F. 3d 1002 (9th Circuit 2016).
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