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Office of Environmental Restoration



Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), owned by the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE), is a Superfund site. The termSuperfund came about as a result of the ComprehensiveEnvironmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980(CERCLA).
Ratings/Review of this resource:


Phone: 1-516-344-5195
E-Mail: carter@oergis1.oer.bnl.gov
Website: http://sun20.ccd.bnl.gov/~oer/
   


Detailed Information:
The purpose of the Superfund Act is to provide forliability, compensation, cleanup, and emergency response forhazardous substances released into the environment, as well ascleanup of inactive, hazardous waste disposal sites.BNL was placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s(EPA) National Priorities List in 1989. This is a list ofhazardous waste sites that are considered high priority forinvestigation and cleanup, as appropriate. In addition, BNL isincluded on the New York State Department of EnvironmentalConservation`s (DEC) List of Inactive Hazardous Waste DisposalSites.


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