EPA Deal Likely To Save Elan Millions In Fines

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 5:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a federal court to approve a consent decree settling its allegations of hazardous waste law violations against Elan Chemical Company Inc., potentially saving the company hundreds of millions of dollars in statutory fines.

The EPA moved the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Wednesday to approve the decree, which was announced in the Federal Register in December preceding a 30-day public comment period. The window passed without comment, according to the EPA.

The agreement calls...
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