Georgia-Pacific On Hook For Ark. Mine Cleanup

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that paper products company Georgia-Pacific Corp. and specialty minerals company Milwhite Inc. can't be deemed wholly exempt from liability for cleanup costs at a decades-old Arkansas mining site, which so far have been mostly assessed against Halliburton Energy Services Inc.

Judge Lee H. Rosenthal issued an order Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denying summary judgment to both Georgia-Pacific and Milwhite, which sought a declaration of zero liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and...
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