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Title: The innocent landowner defense under CERCLA should be transferable to subsequent purchasers

Under CERCLA, landowners are held strictly liable for cleaning up hazardous substances on their property. Purchasers who acquire title to contaminated property become liable for cleanup costs by virtue of their status as the current owner. Although liability under the Act is strict, joint, and several, a few limited defenses enable some landowners to avoid liability altogether. One such defense, known as the innocent landowner defense, is the subject of this article.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
543069
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Natural Resources amp Environmental Law; Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; USA; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; REMEDIAL ACTION; COST; US SUPERFUND; COMPLIANCE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; LIABILITIES