Dry Cleaning Chemical's Danger Merits CERCLA Award: Judge

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday held a dry cleaning company responsible for remediation costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, ruling that widely used chemical perchloroethylene should be considered a threat to the environment or human health.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer found that the owners of River Forest Cleaners should pay for all past and future environmental response costs incurred by Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co., which became the owner of a residential property located next to the...
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