Does CERCLA also permit contribution among joint PRPs?

Yes.  Section 113 was added in 1986 and provides that a settling PRP may seek contribution from other, non-settling PRPs.  In particular, Section 113(f)(1) allows persons who have undertaken efforts to clean up properties contaminated by hazardous substances to seek contribution from other liable parties under CERCLA. 

However, the section 113(f)(1) remedy is available only for jointly and severally liable parties for an appropriate division of the payment one of them has been compelled to make.  In Cooper Industries, the Supreme Court held that a party must have been sued under section 106 or 107 before bringing a section 113(f)(1) contribution claim.

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