Superfund program, Superfund(noun)
the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
"some have intimated that the Superfund's money may have turned into a political slush fund"
Common name for US: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
An investment fund that invests in other investment funds; a fund of funds.
Origin: A blend of superannuation and fund
Superfund is the common name for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, a United States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Superfund created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and it provides broad federal authority to clean up releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. The law authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to identify parties responsible for contamination of sites and compel the parties to clean up the sites. Where responsible parties cannot be found, the Agency is authorized to clean up sites itself, using a special trust fund.
The numerical value of superfund in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of superfund in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of superfund in a Sentence
The states have approved more than 3,300 mining plans since 1990, and zero [of them] caused a Superfund problem nor were identified as a CERCLA NPL site.
The lead levels found in Brooklyn backyards are often similar to areas where there has been past lead smelting activity, they’re comparable to Superfund sites.
How about now that we have it on the 'Superfund' list, we turn the Gowanus Canal into a jewel, it could be something amazing. Carving through the most expensive real estate in this world.
And they’re being asked to vote for something that we never promised. We promised the American voters that we would repeal ObamaCare. But when you’re keeping half the taxes, most of the regulations and creating a brand new insurance bailout superfund -- that to most people just does n’t sound like repeal.
I think a large part of the frustration in our caucus is that this bill no longer is repeal, and they’re being asked to vote for something that we never promised. We promised the American voters that we would repeal ObamaCare. But when you’re keeping half the taxes, most of the regulations and creating a brand new insurance bailout superfund -- that to most people just does n’t sound like repeal.
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