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Congress enacted CERCLA, forty two U.S.C. §§ 9601-75, in 1980 "in reaction to the intense environmental and overall healthiness dangers posed by way of business 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 harmful waste websites and to make sure that the prices of such cleanup efforts [a]re borne through these liable 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 response to then-acceptable practices earlier than they have been identified to be damaging. Lockheed Martin Corp. v. US, 833 F. 3d 225 (DC Cir. 2016).
Congress enacted CERCLA to facilitate the remediation of damaging waste websites and the answer of legal responsibility for the similar expenditures, particularly via negotiated settlements. Chubb customized, 710 F.3d at 956. one of many methods CERCLA achieves those targets is via permitting a celebration who remediates a harmful waste web site to procure repayment of its charges from these answerable for the toxins. See identity. at 956-57. Whittaker company v. US, 825 F. 3d 1002 (9th Circuit 2016).
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