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Recycling Computers and Electronic Equipment: Legislative and Regulatory Approaches for "E-Waste"

Recycling Computers and Electronic Equipment: Legislative and Regulatory Approaches for "E-Waste"

Date: October 18, 2002
Creator: McCarthy, James E
Description: None
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"Innocent Landowners" and "Prospective Purchasers" in the Superfund Act

"Innocent Landowners" and "Prospective Purchasers" in the Superfund Act

Date: March 6, 2002
Creator: Meltz, Robert
Description: The Superfund Act contains several devices that eliminate the liability or reduce the transaction costs normally incurred under the Act by persons that acquire contaminated land. This report focuses on three of them, two addressed in the recently enacted brownfields law (P.L. 107-118). The first device is the innocent-landowner defense, available to persons who acquire land after the hazardous substance is put there, and who (among other things) find no contamination before acquisition despite “all appropriate inquiry.” The second device allows use of innocent-landowner status as a basis for early de minimis settlement with EPA. The third exempts the “bona fide prospective purchaser” from “owner” and “operator” liability despite pre-acquisition awareness of contamination on the property, if certain conditions are met.
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Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress

Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress

Date: January 27, 1997
Creator: Reisch, Mark
Description: None
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Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress

Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 105th Congress

Date: November 23, 1998
Creator: Reisch, Mark
Description: None
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Proposed High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository: Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Progress

Proposed High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository: Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Progress

Date: May 27, 1999
Creator: Mielke, James E
Description: None
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Civilian Nuclear Spent Fuel Temporary Storage Options

Civilian Nuclear Spent Fuel Temporary Storage Options

Date: March 27, 1998
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: The Department of Energy (DOE) is studying a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for a permanent underground repository for highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear reactors, but delays have pushed back the facility’s opening date to 2010 at the earliest. In the meantime, spent fuel is accumulating at U.S. nuclear plant sites at the rate of about 2,000 metric tons per year. Major options for managing those growing quantities of nuclear spent fuel include continued storage at reactors, construction of a DOE interim storage site near Yucca Mountain, and licensing of private storage facilities. Arguments for development of a federal interim storage facility include DOE legal obligations, long-term costs, and public controversy over new on-site storage facilities. Opposition to centralized storage centers on the potential risks of a large-scale nuclear waste transportation campaign.
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Superfund Fact Book

Superfund Fact Book

Date: March 3, 1997
Creator: Reisch, Mark & Bearden, David M
Description: None
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Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 106th Congress

Superfund Reauthorization Issues in the 106th Congress

Date: October 30, 2000
Creator: Reisch, Mark
Description: None
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Superfund: What It Is, How It Works

Superfund: What It Is, How It Works

Date: July 1, 1982
Creator: Congressional Research Service
Description: None
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Managing Electronic Waste: An Analysis of State E-Waste Legislation

Managing Electronic Waste: An Analysis of State E-Waste Legislation

Date: September 10, 2007
Creator: Luther, Linda
Description: As more states propose e-waste legislation, potentially regulated stakeholders (particularly electronics manufacturers and retailers) have expressed concern that they will be required to comply with a patchwork of state requirements throughout the United States. This concern has led to an increased call for federal legislation regarding e-waste management. To help policy makers better understand the impact of state e-waste legislation, this report discusses issues that have led to state action, common elements in state-waste laws and proposals, and an overview of each enacted state law.
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