Dow Unit Hit With CERCLA Suit Over W.Va. Site

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 2:01 PM EST) -- MPM Silicones LLC on Friday filed a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act suit against Dow Chemical subsidiary Union Carbide Corp. in New York, claiming it failed to pay its fair share to clean up a former chemical manufacturing site in West Virginia.

Albany, New York-based MPM Silicones contends that Union Carbide dumped harmful chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls, into unlined pits on the site for decades. The complaint also alleges that although Union Carbide knew the site was heavily contaminated with PCBs, it purposely failed...
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