Equistar Accused Of Passing Buck On Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The current and former owners of a Texas manufacturing site leased to Equistar Chemicals LP are accusing the bankrupt LyondellBasell subsidiary of planning to leave behind toxic chemicals when it vacates the plant later this year.

Solutia Inc. and Ascend Performance Materials LLC filed a motion Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to force Equistar to properly remove hazardous materials from its facility at the Chocolate Bayou plant in Alvin, Texas.

The companies claim Equistar, which is undergoing...
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