US Sues Eastman Chemical Over Oil Spills In Va.

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 3:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. government is seeking civil penalties against a chemical manufacturer accused of dumping oil into local waterways and failing to maintain proper procedures for spill response and waste testing.

The government hit Eastman Chemical Resins Inc. with a suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleging the company’s plant in Franklin, Va., discharged crude oil and fatty acids into a nearby river, lacked adequate spill response plans and failed to evaluate certain hazardous wastes.

The company’s actions violated the...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Eastman Chemical Resins, Inc.

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Henry C. Morgan, Jr

Date Filed

January 13, 2011

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