US To Pay MeadWestvaco $2M For Coke Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT) -- The federal government has agreed to pay more than $2 million to help packaging, office supplies and chemical company MeadWestvaco Inc. clean up pollution at a former coking facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The settlement was made public Friday in a consent decree filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The company contended that the U.S., which owned a portion of the coke plant property for five years in the 1940s, should contribute to the cleanup costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...
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