Ariz. Chemical Co. To Pay $1.2M For River Cleanup

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 6:41 PM EDT) -- Arizona-based chemical manufacturer Apache Nitrogen Products Inc. agreed Thursday to pay the U.S. government $1.2 million to settle a suit over cleanup of waste from an industrial plant that polluted the San Pedro River.

The federal government and the Benson, Ariz.-based company filed the consent decree to end the case just one day after the U.S. filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

The decree, which is subject to court approval, requires Apache to pay the $1.2 million to compensate the...
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