Wash. DOT And Stormwater-System Arranger Liability

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT) -- In June, a federal court ruled that the Washington State Department of Transportation can be liable for contamination at a Tacoma, Wash., Superfund site as a result of allegedly contaminated stormwater that was conveyed away from state-owned and state-operated highways. In the wake of the court’s order, the Washington state attorney general’s office predicted that the decision would require state agencies to retrofit state highways so that stormwater is treated prior to any discharges.

However, while the court’s decision in United States v. Washington State Department...
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