2nd Circ. Puts DuPont, Olin On Hook For Superfund Cleanup

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 5:36 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court’s ruling and found chemical manufacturing giants DuPont Co. and Olin Corp. liable for ongoing cleanup costs imposed on Solvent Chemical Co. Inc. over a contaminated Superfund site in Niagara, N.Y.

A three-judge panel overturned a New York federal judge's May 2010 order, which had tossed Solvent's bid for declaratory judgment finding DuPont and Olin liable for ongoing cleanup costs on the site since 2007. The three chemical companies' facilities near the Niagara River were designated a Superfund...
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