Water District At Fault For Contamination: Olin

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chemical producer Olin Corp. is seeking to recoup costs related to the contamination of a groundwater basin that flows into a northern California reservoir, claiming that the Santa Clara Valley Water District contributed to the presence of a hazardous chemical.

In an amended counterclaim filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Olin alleges that in addition to contaminating the groundwater basin, the SCVWD has concealed and misrepresented the scope of the chemical contamination in the reservoir in order to shield...
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