Occidental Says Phillips 66, Others Liable For Calif. Cleanup

By Michael Phillis (December 20, 2018, 6:11 PM EST) -- Occidental Chemical Corp. has told a California federal court that other companies, including Phillips 66 and Union Oil Co. of California, should be responsible for the cost of cleaning up contaminants at the Port of Los Angeles.

The third-party complaint filed by Occidental on Wednesday says that despite allegations that it should be held liable for contamination at certain sites at the port, there were third-party actors that should be held liable for cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. This is the latest allegation in a fight over who will pay for cleanup efforts that court...

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