DOD Pays EPA $5.6M For Mich. Superfund Cleanup

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Under a consent decree approved Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense will pay about $5.6 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cover a radioactive waste cleanup at a Superfund site in Michigan that has already cost over $20 million.

The Pentagon agreed to cover some of the EPA's unreimbursed response costs at the site to resolve any potential claims and counterclaims against it from property owner D&L Sales Inc., the defendant in the EPA's suit in Michigan federal court.

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