EPA-Comparing RCRA and CERCLA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to ensure that contamination from the former DuPont East Chicago facility at 5215 Kennedy Avenue in East Chicago is properly addressed and that people living in the community are protected, informed and involved in the cleanup process. EPA’s authority to compel cleanup of contamination at the former DuPont facility is derived from the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA). When RCRA and Superfund, also known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) are related, EPA coordinates the two cleanup programs to eliminate duplication of effort and streamline cleanup processes. EPA encourages close coordination among RCRA and Superfund cleanup programs.

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Author: US EPA