Emhart Blasts Air Force, Navy Over Dioxin Cleanup

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 7:11 PM EST) -- Potentially facing hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs, defunct manufacturer Emhart Industries Inc. has pointed to the U.S. Department of Defense as the real cause of dioxin contamination at a Rhode Island Superfund site.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, alleges that the vast contamination environmental regulators have pinned on Emhart really comes from thousands of drums of military herbicide local U.S. Navy and Air Force bases had reconditioned at the site decades ago....
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