Texas Energy Co. To Pay $23M For Cleanup

Law360, New York (March 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Texas energy company will pay $23.4 million to help the Environmental Protection Agency clean up its polluted chemical plant, where companies have been dumping waste since the 1960s.

El Paso Energy Corp. Polymers Inc. (EPEC) on Wednesday agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002, which sought to force the company to pay for the cleanup and reimburse the EPA for work already done, the DOJ said.

The lawsuit accused EPEC’s corporate predecessor, Tenneco Chemicals, of dumping waste from...
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