Meridian Settles EPA Suit Over Abandoned Waste

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT) -- Textile manufacturer Meridian Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle claims the company abandoned more than 300 containers of hazardous waste at a former mill in North Carolina.

Meridian proposed the settlement Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, filing the agreement alongside a complaint alleging the company violated federal and state environmental laws by leaving behind dangerous chemicals when it sold the facility in September 2008.

Under the settlement, Meridian and its dyed yarn division deny the...
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