Both RCRA and CERCLA address hazards to the environment. However, CERCLA is the more comprehensive statute. CERCLA hazardous substances encompass RCRA hazardous wastes, as well as other toxic pollutants regulated by the CAA, the CWA, and the TSCA. Thus, all RCRA hazardous wastes may trigger CERCLA response actions when released into the environment. RCRA nonhazar-dous solid wastes, on the other hand, do not trigger CERCLA response actions unless they present an imminent and substantial danger as pollutants or contaminants (Figure 12.10).

In addition to hazardous substances, CERCLA addresses pollutants and contaminants, which are broadly defined to include any substance that is reasonably anticipated to cause illness or deformation in any organism. All three definitions specifically exclude petroleum and natural gas.

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