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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 (Superfund)

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In December 1980, Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, which is commonly called "Superfund." Superfund was passed in response to public concern about chemical contamination such as that revealed in connection with the Love Canal disaster in the state of New York, where health effects—including unusually high rates of cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects—were traced to chemical wastes from an abandoned chemical dumpsite. The 1980 Superfund law created a $1.6 billion fund to be used to identify and clean up hazardous waste sites over a period of five years.

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