DOJ Hits Smelter With $18M Bill For Pollution Cleanup

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 5:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the owners of a defunct Pennsylvania smelting property for more than $18 million in hopes of recovering past and future costs associated with cleaning up lead, cadmium and other environmental contaminants at the site.

On Friday the Justice Department sued Schwab Family Partnership and the Franklin Smelting & Refining Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The complaint alleges that hazardous substances were released into...
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