Sunoco Not Liable For Ex-Station Leak: Pa. Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (March 18, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday ruled in a published opinion that a lower court acted properly when it found Sunoco Inc. was not responsible for the cleanup of a long-running gasoline leak at a station formerly owned by the energy company.

A three-judge panel found that Sunoco did not qualify as either an owner or an an operator of the Allegheny County station under the state’s Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, and was thus free from any obligation. The judges emphasized that the act of...
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