Dry Cleaner Operators Shell Out $2.8M In CERCLA Settlement

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The owners and operators of a former dry cleaner and current Superfund site settled an environmental response suit with the federal government by agreeing to cash payment and proceeds from an impending sale of the property estimated to total $2.8 million, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Resolving claims for remediation costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the estate of Lillian Wiesner and John P. Maffei, from whom Wiesner leased the land, will pay the government $756,000 in cash. The defendants...
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