DOJ Sues Virgin Islands For $8.2M In Superfund Costs

Law360, New York (August 31, 2009, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the U.S. Virgin Islands in an effort to recoup the more than $8.2 million it spent cleaning up a Superfund site that had contaminated the main drinking water supply on the island of St. Thomas.

The federal government filed suit on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands, saying it incurred millions to clean up the Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site in Anna's Retreat.

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