Justices Won't Review $16.5M Superfund Dispute

By Clark Mindock (June 21, 2021, 12:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court won't review a Ninth Circuit ruling that Union Pacific Railroad Co. and others must help pay for parts of the $16.5 million cleanup of a California Superfund site, despite their argument that they aren't responsible.

The court turned down the opportunity on Monday, cementing the obligation by Union Pacific, Halliburton and Bodycote Thermal Processing Inc. to help Boeing Co., Dow Chemical Co. and others with the costs of cleaning up the Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site. That site is a chemical treatment and recycling plant outside of Los Angeles that, for many years, failed to properly manage...

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