GE Settles Ohio Suit Over Polluted Wells

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 1:35 PM EST) -- General Electric Co. has agreed to pay the state of Ohio $125,000 to settle claims that hazardous chemicals from a GE aviation facility contaminated municipal wells.

GE entered a consent decree Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, resolving the state’s allegation that the company owes $175,000 that environmental authorities spent responding to pollution emanating from GE‘s plant.

The agreement resolves claims that GE is liable to the state for money spent cleaning up contamination that migrated from GE’s aircraft engine facility...
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