On this day: December 11

Published On: Dec 10 2012 10:24:00 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

The world's first motor show opens in Paris, Marie Curie receives her second Nobel Prize, Muhammad Ali fights his last fight, and Bernie Madoff is arrested, all on this day.

OTD December 11 - Superfund
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1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as CERCLA or Superfund, into law. The law provided broad federal authority to clean up releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that could endanger public health or the environment.

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