Privatization Of State Cleanups Sparks Enviro Anger

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Certain states like New Jersey that lack the resources to properly supervise thousands of industrial waste site cleanups have begun turning a large portion of the oversight process to private contractors, sparking concern that the quality of remediations will suffer.

By making this change, cash-strapped state governments get a leaner system that is easier to superintend, while companies get more control over the timing of the process, according to Robby Sanoff, a partner at Foley Hoag LLP.

“I think the government likes it, I think the...
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