Waste Contributors To Pay $1.5M For Calif. Dump Cleanup

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The state of California on Friday settled environmental liability claims with hundreds of defendants who had contributed waste to the contaminated Casmalia Resources Superfund site, netting over $1.5 million as part of an ongoing cleanup and enforcement effort.

The state sued 386 defendants in federal court on Friday, the precursor to lodging an official consent decree. On the same day, the state filed a regulatory notice with details on the tentative settlement, opening a 30-day period for public comment.

The state sued on behalf of the...
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