ConAgra Owes $5.7M In Tannery Cleanup Costs: DOJ

Law360, Washington (November 29, 2011, 7:21 PM EST) -- The federal government smacked ConAgra Grocery Products Co. LLC with an action Tuesday seeking $5.7 million in cleanup costs incurred when it had to remove 34,000 tons of soil contaminated with chromium and lead on the site of a former tannery in Maine.

The government became aware of the contamination after local authorities received a complaint about green ooze at the A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. Sludge Lagoons Superfund Site located in South Paris, Maine, says the DOJ's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act suit, filed...
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