Union Pacific Settles Omaha Superfund Case For $25M

By Martin Bricketto (June 2, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Union Pacific Corp. on Wednesday agreed to pay $25 million in past and future cleanup costs and community education efforts over contamination from lead smelter facilities in Omaha, Neb.

The proposed consent decree between the U.S. and Union Pacific, along with affiliate Union Pacific Railroad Co., was filed with another proposed settlement with Gould Electronics Inc. over the Superfund site. Gould agreed to pay more than $1.4 million to the federal government.

In an accompanying Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act complaint against the companies, the U.S. said it had spent more than $175 million investigating and remediating the lead-related...

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