Battle Rages On Over Cleanup At Texas Equistar Plant

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Equistar Chemicals LP is continuing to battle the current and former owners of a Texas manufacturing site over who is responsible for remediating toxic chemicals at the site when the bankrupt LyondellBasell subsidiary vacates the facility on Aug. 4.

Solutia Inc. and Ascend Performance Materials LLC claim the chemical company is trying to stick them with liability for a facility they don’t own, but Equistar alleges the property is their responsibility under a lease agreement for the site, according to documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy...
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