Occidental, Tribes Agree To Wash. Bay Cleanup Deal

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 2:22 PM EDT) -- Two Washington state Indian tribes, along with federal and state agencies, have agreed to a $1.6 million settlement in a Superfund case against Occidental Chemical Corp. over two sites in Tacoma's Commencement Bay polluted with arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper and polychlorinated biphenyls.

The consent decree, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, involves the Puyallup and Muckleshoot tribes, which, as environmental trustees, have investigated pollution in the Puget Sound waterway for 18 years and have estimated the probe into baywide...
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