Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Defendant Companies Owe $6.7M In Response Costs To New York

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge: Defendant Companies Owe $6.7M In Response Costs To New York

NEW YORK - Defendants in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) lawsuit should pay $6.7 million to the State of New York to reimburse the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for response costs it incurred in remediating perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination from a site owned and operated by the defendants as well as downgradient contamination, a federal judge in New York ruled April 25 (State of New York v. Michael Adamowicz III, et al., No. 02-3476, E.D. N.Y.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58337).

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