Judge Finds Former Owner Of Laundry Facility Liable For PCE Contamination

Judge Finds Former Owner Of Laundry Facility Liable For PCE Contamination

INDIANAPOLIS - The former owner of a property that housed coin-operated dry cleaning, washing and drying machines is liable under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Indiana Environmental Legal Action Statute (ELA) for contamination at the site, a federal judge in Indiana ruled Sept. 3 after finding that there was no evidence that subsequent owners and operators of the property used perchloroethylene (PCE) (Padgett Brothers LLC v. A.L. Ross & Sons Inc., No. 10-cv-00858-RLY-DML, S.D. Ind.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125227).

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