Enacted under Revised Code of Washington (RCW) section 70.105D, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) provides a comprehensive regulatory scheme to control, manage, enforce, and clean up property or real estate which has been contaminated by harmful substances. Though property owners are considered strictly liable for contamination of their property, the MTCA contains a section authorizing private rights of action. This means that if someone contaminates your property, the MTCA allows you to seek reimbursement for the remediation costs and attorney’s fees through court action.

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