DOD Fires Back At Alaska Town In $4M Pollution Spat

Law360, New York (October 16, 2009, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has fired back at a small Alaska city that sued the government for dumping toxic chemicals at a former military installation, accusing the city of causing the pollution after taking over ownership of the site.

The department filed its counterclaim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska on Thursday, saying that Unalaska, Alaska, was responsible for releasing polychlorinated biphenyls at the site, also known as Dutch Harbor.

The town of about 4,000 people, in the Aleutian Islands about...
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