CERCLA in a Global Context

Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 41, 2012, p. 727

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-53

47 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2012

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Robert V. Percival

University of Maryland - Francis King Carey School of Law

Katherine Cooper

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matthew Gravens

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The article first reviews the essential features of CERCLA and how they have evolved over time through legislative amendments and judicial interpretation. The article then compares CERCLA's approach to that embodied in the European Union's 2004 Directive on Environmental Liability with Regard to the Prevention and Remedying of Environmental Damage ("ELD:). It then reviews the laws adopted by various countries, including EU members, to respond to releases of hazardous substances. The article then discusses several case studies of how different countries handled incidents of environmental contamination. It concludes by summarizing the comparative law of environmental remediation and its implications for the continued evolution of global law

Keywords: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, remediation, environmental contamination, hazardous substances

Suggested Citation

Percival, Robert V. and Cooper, Katherine and Gravens, Matthew, CERCLA in a Global Context (2012). Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 41, 2012, p. 727, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-53, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2148473

Robert V. Percival (Contact Author)

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Katherine Cooper

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Matthew Gravens

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