Occidental Hit With $2M Tab In Turtle Bayou Fight

Law360 (March 7, 2011, 4:25 PM EST) -- A federal judge said Wednesday that Occidental Chemical Corp. must pay El Paso Tennessee Pipeline Co. nearly $2 million to cover cleanup costs and interest in a battle over the Turtle Bayou Superfund site in Liberty County, Texas.

Judge Marcia A. Crone of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed off on an amended final judgment that said Occidental was on the hook for more than $1.7 million for El Paso's past costs and expenses, as well as more than $268,000 in prejudgment interest through January 10.

The judgment also said Occidental had to pay El Paso...

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