BASF Dumps DDT Claims With $5M Settlement

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT) -- BASF Corp. has agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims that its predecessor violated the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Clean Water Act by polluting Alabama’s Tombigbee River with DDT, according to a consent decree to be published in Tuesday’s Federal Register.

The federal government and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said the world’s largest chemical company is liable as the successor to the party that polluted the river near McIntosh, Ala., in the process of producing pesticide...
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