How many Superfund sites are there in California?

How many Superfund sites are there in California?

97 sites
Superfund sites by state The states with the most Superfund sites were New Jersey (113 sites), California (97 sites) and Pennsylvania (95 sites). The states with the fewest Superfund sites were North Dakota (no sites), Nevada (one site) and South Dakota (two sites).

Are there Superfund sites in California?

These locations are known as Superfund sites and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). As of March 10, 2011, there were 94 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in California. Three additional sites have been proposed for entry on the list.

Which location had the highest level of Superfund sites in California?

Santa Clara has more Superfund sites than any other US county. In many cases, cleanup was completed, though completely eradicating the toxins is often impossible. At the site of a former Intel plant, for example, contamination was brought down to safe levels.

Where are Superfund sites usually located?

Since industry and waste tend to follow people, Superfund sites are often concentrated in highly populated areas. New Jersey — the densest state by population — has more toxic sites than any other state in the country, at 114, with California and Pennsylvania close behind.

What is the Superfund law?

The Superfund law (officially the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, (CERCLA)) imposes liability on parties responsible for, in whole or in part, the presence of hazardous substances at a site.

What is the Superfund program?

The Superfund Program The term “Superfund” is used for the environmental program that was set up to clean the abandoned waste sites. It was formed on the basis of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERLA) which was passed in 1980.

What is a super fund?

The Super Fund is the company that hold the account in your name that your employer deposits the superannuation contributions into. The Super Fund then takes these contributions and invests them to build up the value of your Super over time.

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