Superfund Bankrupt

The government fund that's paid for the cleanup of hazardous waste is virtually bankrupt.
November 14, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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One "of the unintended consequences of Superfund is that those who might invest in new urban development where polluting plants once stood are afraid to do so because purchasing the land might make them liable for toxic sins of the past... 'We've known for a long time that the Superfund trust fund was running out, but unfortunately the president and Congress have continually failed to reinstate Superfund's 'polluter pays' fees, leaving regular taxpayers to foot the bill,' said Julie Wolk, environmental health advocate for PIRG."

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Published on Thursday, November 13, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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