BNSF, Hercules Reach Deal To Clean Up Calif. Toxic Waste

Law360, Washington (January 5, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a consent decree outlining BNSF Railway Co. and Hercules Inc.'s liability for cleaning up toxic contamination at a site in Shafter, Calif., under which they will pay the state $1.5 million for cleanup costs incurred.

The suit revolves around a July 1993 order by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control that required Dow Chemical Co., BNSF and others to investigate and remedy contamination from herbicides, pesticides and other agricultural chemicals at a Brown & Bryant Inc.-owned...
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Case Information

Case Title

Atchison Topeka, et al v. Hercules Inc, et al

Case Number



California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Lawrence J. O'Neill

Date Filed

July 23, 1996

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