Railway Co. To Pay $1.2M For CERCLA Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Louisiana Midland Transport Co. LLC has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle claims with the U.S. government over costs incurred cleaning up wood treatment facilities in Jena, La., that were contaminated with toxic preservatives.

The U.S. and LMTC filed a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Wednesday, the same day the government sued the railway operator to recover over $2.5 million that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it dished out to remediate the site.

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