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1A fund established to finance a long-term, expensive project.
- ‘The type of person who works really well with a self-managed superfund is a person who has invested in their own name already.’
- ‘Rogue corporations that wilfully break the law will have their charters revoked, their assets sold and the money funnelled into superfunds for their victims.’
- ‘Union superfunds are becoming increasingly powerful with the great amount of money in there and they should see themselves as now having genuine financial clout.’
- 1.1Superfund A US federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of toxic wastes.‘billions have been spent on Superfund since 1980’
- ‘As a result, the United States Environmental Protection Agency declared the entire length of the Hudson River downstream from these plants to be a Superfund Site.’
- ‘But the bay shoreline must contend with one of the world's largest ports, a Superfund landfill, a nuclear-power plant, and speeding boaters who put slow-moving manatees at risk.’
- ‘The harbor, a Superfund site, has been a dumping ground for numerous toxic facilities and industrial activities.’
- ‘It was the first time I had ever knowingly launched just downstream from a Superfund site.’
- ‘So he was shocked to learn that the pollutants collecting inside his body sounded much like a Superfund cleanup site: pesticides, flame retardants and other nasty, man-made chemicals turned up in a recent test.’
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