Paper Co. Blasts US' Stalling In $700M Superfund Case

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT) -- Claiming the federal government has repeatedly ignored environmental laws, regulations and rules of procedure, Appleton Papers Inc. asked the government Wednesday to accelerate its Wisconsin federal lawsuit over $700 million in environmental damages at the Lower Fox River, the country's biggest Superfund site.

In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Justice, the company alleges the federal government has driven up the cleanup costs and taken no steps to establish that Appleton was in fact liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act,...
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