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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Parties Debate Status Of Superfund Site Landowners During High Court Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 3 in a suit over the cleanup of contamination at a Superfund site in Montana focused more on whether landowners are potentially responsible parties (PRPs) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) that must obtain approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before engaging in any remedial activities than on whether their claims are preempted by the statute (Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Gregory Christian, et al., No. 17-1498, U.S. Sup.).
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