Chromatex Counterclaim Names Valmont In Enviro Spat

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 7:02 PM EST) -- Turning the tables on its accusers in a spat over liability for cleanup of a Pennsylvania Superfund site, manufacturer Chromatex Inc. has lodged a counterclaim against members of The Valmont Group, saying contamination of hazardous waste at the site occurred when Valmont owned it.

Despite signing an indemnification agreement in 1991 when it bought the site from the investor group, Chromatex should not be liable for any Superfund cleanup costs because any contamination discovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took place prior to the purchase,...
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