Judge Dismisses Company's Suit Seeking To Recover Environmental Cleanup Costs

Judge Dismisses Company's Suit Seeking To Recover Environmental Cleanup Costs

TULSA, Okla. - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Dec. 3 dismissed a plaintiff company's lawsuit seeking cost recovery under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act after finding that the company could not bring the claim against the defendants because it did not conduct any cleanup work on its own accord but rather only because it entered into a consent decree with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) (Cyprus Amax Minerals Company v. TCI Pacific Communications Inc., et al., No. 11-CV-0252-JED-PJC, N.D. Okla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170148).

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