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United States v. Outboard Marine Corp.

Citation: 12 ELR 21153
No. No. 78 C 1004, 556 F. Supp. 54/18 ERC 1087/(N.D. Ill., 10/08/1982) Ruling on CERCLA liability

The court rules that § 106(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) is not merely a jurisdictional provision, but creates substantive liability for the release of hazardous waste that creates an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health or the environment....

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