US Wants FMC To Repay $2M Waste Dump Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Monday sued FMC Corp. to recover $1.8 million it allegedly spent cleaning and decontaminating an Alabama oil and waste recycling site that served as a dumping ground for the company from 1968 to 1994.

According to the suit filed in Alabama federal court, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleaned up the now-abandoned site twice since 2005, after finding hazardous waste and oil seeping into a nearby creek and the surrounding environment.

"During the time that FMC owned and operated the forge...
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