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Potentially Responsible Party

Potentially Responsible Party (PRP)

Definition

Any individual or organization—including owners, operators, transporters or generators—potentially responsible for, or contributing to, a spill or other contamination at a Superfund site. Whenever possible, through administrative and legal actions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires PRPs to clean up hazardous sites they have contaminated.

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