Hammond Settles Lead, Benzene Pollution Suit For $1.4M

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT) -- Specialty chemical company Hammond Group Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $1.4 million plus interest to resolve federal claims over lead and benzene contamination at a 17-acre site in Indiana.

The U.S. lodged a proposed consent decree in Indiana federal court settling its reimbursement demands under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for removal actions at the vacant plot of land, which a Hammond-affiliated company purchased in 1982 but never developed. The complaint in the case was also filed Wednesday.

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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Hammond Group Inc

Case Number



Indiana Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Jon E DeGuilio

Date Filed

August 17, 2011

Law Firms

Government Agencies

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