US Inks $2M Landfill Cleanup Deal With Calif. County

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT) -- El Dorado County, Calif., has agreed to pay $1.65 million and perform remedial work to help clean up a former local landfill on U.S. Forest Service lands, marking the final settlement in the government's nearly decade-long suit over environmental violations at the site.

The parties lodged a proposed consent decree Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to resolve the government's claims that the county should be held partially liable for the remediation of volatile organic compounds at the Meyers Landfill...
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