NJ Nets $165M Settlements In Passaic River Pollution Case

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 7:49 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state judge has approved two settlements in the Passaic River litigation that will provide the state with $165.4 million and permit the state Department of Environmental Protection to proceed with legal claims against Occidental Chemical Corp., the state announced Friday.

The DEP has accused Occidental, the principal defendant in the litigation, of intentionally dumping dioxin and other chemical waste into the Passaic River for decades. Both of the settlements were approved by Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi on Thursday.

Attorney General John J. Hoffman...
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