Union Pacific Sues San Jose Over Hazardous Waste

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 6:04 PM EST) -- Union Pacific Railroad Co. has accused the city of San Jose, Calif., of violating state and federal environmental laws by allowing hazardous substances from an adjacent landfill to encroach on the railroad operator’s property.

In a complaint lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Union Pacific claims that the city is strictly liable for the company's response costs because the damage caused by the migration of waste materials from the city-owned landfill to the company's privately owned property has caused...
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