Cashing In On DOD's Legacy Of Contamination

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Over the past seven decades, companies have worked diligently under contracts with the various branches of the U.S. armed forces and other governmental agencies to fuel the World War II effort, win the Cold War, explore outer space and preserve the national defense.

In the 1940s, for example, the aerospace industry was born in California, with hundreds of companies scattered in what were then sparsely populated hills and valleys supporting the war effort by making such things as jet-assisted take-off rocket motors, explosives and flares at...
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