Judge: Companies Liable For Transporting Used Motor Oil But Not Contaminated Soil

Judge: Companies Liable For Transporting Used Motor Oil But Not Contaminated Soil

CONCORD, N.H. - A federal judge in New Hampshire on Sept. 5 awarded partial summary judgment to a group of plaintiff companies seeking to find two defendants liable for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for contamination at a Superfund site in New Hampshire, finding that the defendants' transportation of waste oil was not subject to the statute's petroleum exclusion (Members of the Beede Site Group v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. et al., No. 09-370-WES, D. N.H.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127367).

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