Century Cleared Of Liability In Alumina Pollution Suit

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2011, 2:52 PM EST) -- Century Aluminum Co. LLC is not responsible for paying cleanup costs at an alumina refinery that allegedly contaminated natural resources in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, giving Century its second win in litigation over the contamination.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources accused a number of companies including Century and the Virgin Islands Alumina Co. of damaging the natural resources of St. Croix by releasing hazardous substances from industrial tracts they owned at various times, specifically toxic substances...
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