DC Circ. Nixes EPA Superfund Listing Of Polluted Ind. Site

By Christine Powell (May 18, 2018, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's placement of an Indiana site with groundwater pollution on the federal Superfund list, finding Friday the agency ignored evidence contradicting a key conclusion used to justify the listing.

A panel of three D.C. Circuit judges vacated a 2016 EPA rule to the extent that it added the so-called West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination Site in Indianapolis to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act's National Priorities List. The list contains sites with hazardous waste that are high priorities for cleanup.

The panel's decision — which comes as a win for the...

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