Hazardous Waste Program
In 1980, the U.S. Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or CERCLA, better known as Superfund. This law was passed in response to the indiscriminant disposal of the by-products of industrial life, which contaminated soil and water, resulting in threats to public health and the environment. The federal law provided both response and funding mechanisms for the cleanup of hazardous substance disposal sites. The Superfund section is designed to clean up contaminated property where releases of hazardous substances have occurred in the past or are threatening to occur due to past practice. The federal law requires the past polluters, called responsible parties, to pay for the cleanup. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Superfund Section has responsibility for many of these sites. To contact the Superfund Section, call 573-751-8629.
- Missouri Superfund Law
- Missouri Registry Annual Report
- Operating Units
- The "Cooperative Program"
- Natural Resource Damages Assessments, or NRDAs
- Public Involvement in Superfund Cleanups
- Missouri Sites on the National Priorities List
- Cameron Environmental Investigation
- Compass Plaza Well TCE Site Inquiry
- Missouri Metals - Elmwood Park Neighborhood
- Oakland Heights
- Shapiro Brothers
- Solid State Circuits
- Tannery Sludge Environmental Investigation - Hexavalent chromium testing in northwest Missouri.
Copies of the Missouri Revised Statutes, including the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law and the Petroleum Storage Tank Law, are available on line through the Missouri General Assembly website.
Copies of the Code of State Regulations are available from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office, 573-751-4015 and online at the Secretary of State's regulations website.
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