US, Pa. Settle Smelting Site Pollution Suit For $30M

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 1:25 PM EST) -- U.S. and Pennsylvania environmental regulators have finalized a $30.1 million settlement with the owners of a defunct Pennsylvania smelting property and others accused of polluting the environment with lead, arsenic and polychlorinated biphenyls, according to court documents made available Thursday.

The settlement resolves a lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection brought against the Schwab Family Partnership, Franklin Smelting & Refining Corp., MDC Industries Inc. and others over pollution at the Franklin Smelting site and the...
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