a large fund set up to finance an expensive program or project.
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How to use superfund in a sentence
The facility, which ran from 1952 until it was closed down in 1989, is now a superfund site.Why Los Alamos lab is working on the tricky task of creating new plutonium cores | Kelsey D. Atherton | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
superfund sites often produced lengthy litigation processes to determine liability, which stalled cleanup projects.Americans want climate solutions. Why won’t our politicians deliver? | Johnathan Williams | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Additionally, his superfund law has led to the cleanup of dozens of toxic waste sites throughout the country.Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President | Douglas Brinkley | February 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They can just steal the wealth and walk away, leaving a superfund site behind them, and no one is liable.Copper, the Metal That Runs the World: ‘Boom, Bust, Boom,’ by Bill Carter | Peter Madden | October 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
To figure it out, we examined all available superfund data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The site became a superfund in 1983 and since then some of the largest sources of contamination to the creek have been identified.
Above those, however, are the superfund sites—places that have sustained major, long-term damage, necessitating years of cleanup.