Halliburton Escapes RCRA Claim In Nuclear Waste Class Action

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a Resources Conservation and Recovery Act claim against Halliburton Co. from a putative class action alleging the company exposed a town's residents to nuclear waste and other harmful substances, finding a state agency should tackle it instead.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange granted Halliburton's motion to dismiss the RCRA claim from a 10-count suit alleging the company damaged the property of residents of Duncan, Okla., and fouled the area's soil and drinking water, finding the Oklahoma Department of...
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