There are two key ways to avoid the status of potentially responsible party (PRP) at future Superfund sites:
- Manage all waste with appropriate care
- Perform appropriate inquiries into the history of new properties prior to acquisition
Corporations can become PRPs because of their ownership and/or operation of historically contaminated property, their historical waste management practices, or their historical disposal of hazardous substances at non-owned disposal sites, such as landfills.
A team of experts at Roux Associates wrote a paper, “Proactive Evaluation of PRP Status at Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites” that was published in the Environmental Claims Journal, to provide a method by which insurance companies, waste producers, and property owners can proactively evaluate their potential liability associated with environmental response action costs at contaminated sites.
Roux Associates has a limited amount of complimentary copies. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, click here. Or you can visit the Journal of Environmental Forensics to purchase the article.