GE Targets US In $15M CERCLA Suit Over Ex-Air Force Plant

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT) -- General Electric Co. on Monday lodged a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act suit against the U.S. government in Ohio federal court, seeking a contribution toward the $15 million it's spent on hazardous waste cleanup efforts at a former U.S. Air Force engine plant.

GE purchased the facility from the government in 1989 when the Air Force and GE agreed to share the liability for environmental response costs incurred by the company, according to the suit. For the past 11 years, however, GE has been...
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