Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge Signs Government's $4.1 Million Consent Decree In Cleanup Case

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge Signs Government's $4.1 Million Consent Decree In Cleanup Case

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A federal judge in Illinois on April 1 granted a motion filed by the federal government to enter a consent decree wherein two companies agreed to pay $4.1 million to reimburse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for response costs the agencies incurred in remediating the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Superfund site, finding that terms of the agreement were procedurally fair and reasonable (United States of America v. Schlumberger Technology Corp. et al., No. 11-cv-399-JPG, S.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45488).

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