A Texas man’s evidence that a contaminated property was fraudulently conveyed to him doesn’t save him from liability for the site’s cleanup under the state underground storage tank law.
Companies buying or selling hazardous waste sites face risks, so planning ahead is vital, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says in its latest guidance.
Companies handling risk and liabilities for the country’s most contaminated sites said the EPA should facilitate packaging multiple sites into a single, faster cleanup project.
Industry and health advocacy organizations are watching closely as the EPA adds new tools so that, during emergencies, local authorities and first responders can access chemical trade secrets previously kept in-house.
Third parties that want to take on Superfund site projects can expect more personalized attention and customized agreements from the EPA, as the agency moves to redevelop contaminated properties.
Nearly everyone on Capitol Hill acknowledges two facts about the federal flood insurance program: The status quo is totally unsustainable, and it probably won’t change any time soon.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt put the spotlight on three more Superfund sites to accelerate cleanup efforts after the agency targeted those sites for a lack of progress.
Superfund sites may become more appealing to developers as a result of EPA’s latest effort to push the contaminated sites toward reuse.