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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article examines the state of law for landowner liability caused by the release or threat of release of "hazardous substances" in Illinois prior to the enactment of the Brownfields Act. It demonstrates the inadequacies of not only Illinois Superfund law, but federal law's attempts to find landowners liable for environmental cleanup without having reasonable and knowable standards, known procedures, and reasonably predictable results. The article concludes by underscoring the fact that without remedying these inadequacies, viable land will remain undeveloped and unproductive, and will drain community resources.

First Page

609

Last Page

620

Publication Date

7-1-1996

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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