Sierra Club Sues EPA Over PCBs In Navy's Sunken Ships

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 6:49 PM EST) -- Two environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in California federal court on Friday over its failure to regulate the decommissioning of military vessels, which allegedly leach polychlorinated biphenyls after they are sunk at sea.

Sierra Club and Basel Action Network say the EPA failed to meet a federally mandated October deadline to respond to their July 12 petition, which accuses the Navy of releasing large amounts of PCBs into the sea in violation of both the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Marine Protection,...
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