TREATIES :pen: :pen:
:check:Resource and Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
authority to control hazardous waste from the "cradle-to-grave." This includes the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
:check:Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund Act)
provides a Federal "Superfund" to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants into the environment. Has the power to seek out those parties responsible for any release and assure their cooperation in the cleanup.
any previously developed land that is not currently in use, whether contaminated or not. More specifically to describe land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes with known or suspected pollution including soil contamination due to hazardous waste
international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries
:check:Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Treaty
is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health or on the environment.