[PLEASE NOTE: The information presented below is offered for educational purposes only. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.]
Oklahoma Superfund Sites
Superfund was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11, 1980 in response to the Love Canal disaster. This law created a tax on petroleum and chemical industries and provided broad federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Over five years, $1.6 billion was collected, and the tax went to a trust fund for cleaning up abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
Under CERCLA, four classes of parties may be liable for contamination at a Superfund site:
• the current owner or operator of the site (CERCLA section 107(a));
• the owner or operator of a site at the time that disposal of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant occurred (CERCLA section 107(a)(2);
• a person who arranged for the disposal of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant at a site (CERCLA section 107(a)(3));and
• a person who transported a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant to a site; that transporter must have also selected that site for the disposal of the hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants (CERCLA section 107(a)(4)).
The EPA lists 1,604 Superfund sites as of May 2005.
Superfund Sites in Oklahoma Include:
Double Eagle Refinery Co.
Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery
Imperial Refining Company
Mosley Road Sanitary Landfill
Oklahoma Refining Co.
Tar Creek (Ottawa County)
Tinker Air Force Base (Soldier Creek/Building 3001)
Tulsa Fuel And Manufacturing
Imperial Refining Company Environmental Pollution in Oklahoma- Site: Imperial Refining Company
Imperial Refining Company Superfund Site Info
Double Eagle Refinery Co. Environmental Pollution in Oklahoma- Site: Double Eagle Refinery Co.
Double Eagle Refinery Co. Superfund Site Info
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