U.S. Sues Starmet To Recover Toxic Site Cleanup

Law360, New York (September 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. government hit metalworking company Starmet Corp. with a $6 million lawsuit Thursday to recover the cost of cleaning up an area in Massachusetts allegedly contaminated with depleted uranium and other harmful industrial waste because of Starmet's negligence.

The lawsuit, filed at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, concerns a 46-acre patch of land in Concord, Mass. that has been used by various owners since 1958 for specialized research and manufacturing. Starmet, then called Nuclear Metals Inc., bought the site in 1972 and...
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