PPG Says Wartime Mandates Require US To Share Enviro Costs

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT) -- PPG Industries Inc. lodged a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act suit against the federal government Tuesday, claiming that decades-old wartime mandates for chromium chemical production leave the government responsible for contributing to cleanup efforts at Superfund sites in New Jersey.

During World War I and World War II, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and other government agencies required National Products Refinery Corp., the owner of a Jersey City facility and adjacent sites at the time, to purchase government-owned raw materials and...
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