R.I. Proposes $2.4B Lead Paint Cleanup Plan

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Rhode Island proposal would require three former lead paint makers that suffered defeat in a major mass torts lawsuit to shell out about $2.4 billion for a cleanup project of hundreds of thousands of buildings contaminated with lead.

The state attorney general's department filed the detailed proposal in a Providence superior court on Friday. The proposal calls for a massive four-year cleanup plan that involves 10,000 workers removing lead paint from 240,000 Rhode Island homes and buildings.

The 127-page proposal, known as the “lead nuisance...
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