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Environmental law

How businesses and society are impacted by pollution/contamination

Finds who's responsible when people are sick and dying

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Historically how has the environment been regulated?

Through private civil action

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Nuisance

Use of property in manner that interferes with others property

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Strict liability

Company in business of handling chemicals harms others

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When was environmental law needed, when did it start?

Needed during the industrial revolution when chemicals started
To get handled

Started in early 20th century

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What did regulation only cover before the 1980s

How you use and dispose of pollution

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CIRCLA (1980)

Specified regulation for cleaning up polluted sites by the EPA

cleanup money came from the superfund

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How is the superfund replenished ?

Superfund is replenished by suing PRPs

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Environmental due diligence

Must be performed to find out if newly bought property
Is contaminated or not