US Sues ConocoPhillips For Texas Navy Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. filed suit on Thursday against ConocoPhillips Co. to recoup funds the U.S. Navy paid to clean up hazardous waste on the site of a former munitions plant in Texas that was operated by the energy company’s predecessor.

In July 1998, the city of Waco, Texas, found traces of perchlorate waste in water sources near the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant located in McGregor, Texas. The plant, which produced solid fuel for jets and rockets, had been operated by a number of third-party contractors, including...
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