Dow Pushes $1.7M Cleanup Claim Against Chemtura

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Dow Chemical Co. is standing firm in its insistence that bankrupt plastics components maker Chemtura Corp. pay more than $1.7 million for environmental remediation costs for a toxic site in Bakersfield, Calif.

In spite of its bankruptcy, Chemtura still owes $1,723,804.22 in oversight, investigatory, remediation, operational and maintenance costs associated with the San Joaquim Drum Co. site, Dow said in a response filed Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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