Airfield Cleanup To Cost Raytheon $3M: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 3:40 PM EST) -- Raytheon Aircraft Co. must pay $3.1 million to clean pollution at a World War II-era airfield in Kansas, a federal appeals court has ruled, upholding a district court decision issued after a bench trial featuring testimony from environmental technicians, historians and war veterans.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its ruling Tuesday, rejecting Raytheon's arguments that the federal government was at least partly to blame for the trichloroethylene pollution at an airfield in Herington, Kan., that housed B-29...
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