Citigroup Sued Over Illinois Superfund Site

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 8:14 PM EST) -- Investment bank Citigroup and one of its subsidiaries should be required to clean up a Superfund hazardous waste pile that is leaking chemicals onto a neighboring property and may pollute the Mississippi River, an Illinois developer says in a lawsuit.

The waste pile, about 2,000 feet from the Mississippi River in Alton, Illinois, is leaking pollutants including zinc, chromium and polychlorinated biphenyls into other properties and endangering public health, said CTI Development, which owns an adjacent property.

CTI filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the Southern District of Illinois, asking a judge to force Citigroup and a subsidiary, MRC Holdings, to clean...

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