A. Insurance is something the small-business person should keep in mind. Many businesses carry what we call comprehensive general liability policies. If you have a cleanup you're paying for or a problem with underground storage tanks, you should always contact your broker and file a claim under your insurance policy. If you ask your broker or the insurance company, a lot of times they'll say there's no coverage. But if the dollars are big enough, it may be worth talking to a lawyer who has expertise in filing environmental claims on general liability insurance policies.
Q. Besides insurance, are there any additional places a company can seek funds for a cleanup?