CERCLA – stands for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also commonly referred to as “Superfund.”  CERCLA allows for the EPA to find responsible parties for a Site’s contamination and require those parties to pay for the cleanup. In addition to identifying responsible parties, CERCLA taxed petroleum industries to create a fund for cleaning up various sites contaminated by hazardous wastes. There are two kinds of remediation that CERCLA generally undertakes or asks others to undertake; short- term or long-term site remediation.  Short-term remediation is often conducted when a release of a hazardous substance to the environment is imminent or necessary to prevent further environmental damage. Long-term remediation aims to decrease the environmental contaminants on a property to a large extent and/or to greatly reduce the risk of release of harmful contaminants.