US Liable Under CERCLA For Defense Site Cleanup

Law360, Washington (July 19, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge found Friday that the U.S. government played a part in the contamination of an aeronautical manufacturing site where TDY Industries Inc. produced defense equipment, and should cover a portion of cleanup costs that could run to $10 million.

U.S. District Judge John A. Houston granted TDY's motion for partial summary judgment seeking a declaration that the U.S. is liable as an owner, as defined by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The suit alleges the U.S. is liable as an...
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