Enviros Go After Wash. Gas Light Over Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Conservation groups sued Washington Gas Light Co. in Washington federal court on Thursday, hoping to force the company to clean up contamination from its former gas manufacturing facility that they claim is threatening human health and the environment.

The company's operations at its East Station site contaminated the property and adjacent Anacostia River with pollutants such as coal tar and petroleum products, and while the bulk of the land has been cleaned up, an area owned by the district and known as the National Park Service...
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