Pan Am To Pay $1.5M To Settle Tar Cleanup Claims

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Pan Am Railways Inc. and subsidiary Maine Central Railroad Co. agreed Friday to pay $1.5 million to resolve Frontier Communications Corp.'s suit alleging they were partially responsible for the $7.6 million cleanup of tar contamination in the Penobscot River.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal signed off on an April 29 consent decree that released the two railroad companies from contribution claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act asserted by Frontier and intervenors the state of Maine and the Maine Department of Environmental...
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