Clarifying CERCLA Allocation For Gov't Contractors

Law360, New York (November 30, 2017, 10:45 AM EST) -- American manufacturing companies performed an essential function through the fulfillment of government contracts during wartime and national emergencies. By frequently conforming their manufacturing practices to government-mandated protocols, these companies helped preserve the national defense and win the war by providing products, parts or materials to the United States military in times of need. However, wartime production associated with World War I, World War II and the Cold War accounts for significant pollution found at various manufacturing sites throughout the country.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, known as CERCLA or Superfund, was enacted by Congress in 1980 for the...

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