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Georgia Power Escapes Liability In Superfund Test Case
By Gavin Broady
Law360, New York (February 01, 2013, 7:51 PM ET) -- In the first test case ruling in sprawling litigation over PCB cleanup at the Superfund site of an abandoned North Carolina electrical transformer repair facility, Georgia Power Co. on Thursday escaped liability after a federal court determined the plaintiffs could not prove intent to pollute.
The North Carolina Eastern District determined that although Georgia Power sold hundreds of transformers that purportedly contributed to pollution at the site, which once was the home of Ward Transformer Co. Inc., plaintiffs could not establish proof of intent to dispose...