EPA Sues Berkshire Gas For $2M River Cleanup

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- While cleanup of the Housatonic River Superfund site continues, the U.S. government is going after the Berkshire Gas Co. to recoup $2 million spent decontaminating a stretch of the river near Pittsfield, Mass.

The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claims that the gas company is required to reimburse the government because two of its plants contaminated the waterway.

While much of the remediation activities at the Superfund site — estimated...
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