removal action

noun

Legal Definition of removal action

: an action under environmental legislation and especially under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act that involves short-term abatement of pollution (as removal of toxic substances) — compare remedial action

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“Removal action.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/removal%20action. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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