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CERCLA, RCRA & Contaminated Land

Our lawyers have handled hundreds of Superfund and equivalent state law matters on behalf of industrial, commercial and municipal clients throughout the US. More than 100 of our engagements have involved sites on the National Priorities List (NPL). Our experience includes prosecuting and defending private cost recovery actions at the district court, court of appeals and US Supreme Court levels. We have experience defending natural resource damage claims, negotiating consent decrees and administrative orders with US EPA, the Department of Justice and their state counterparts, organizing responsible party groups, challenging NPL site listings, directing remedial investigations and feasibility studies, and assisting with remedial design and implementation.

We offer advice on compliance with solid and hazardous waste laws and regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state equivalents. This includes the siting and permitting of solid waste landfills and transfers stations and hazardous waste facilities, compliance management, including the scope of the definition of solid waste and the exemptions for hazardous secondary materials recycled by being reclaimed, management of odors and air emissions, and closure and corrective action. Our UK team is one of the few environmental groups to have “hands on” experience of defending enforcement under the Contaminated Land Regime.

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