Olin Still On Hook For Niagara Falls Superfund Cleanup

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (August 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday refused to reconsider his May decision on remand from the Second Circuit assigning chemical manufacturer Olin Corp. responsibility for past and future response costs at a Superfund site in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

U.S. District Judge John T. Curtin said his adjustment equitably allocated the remediation costs at the site among Olin, Solvent Chemical Co. and DuPont Co., considering the parties' "inability to reach any workable consensus," rejecting Olin's claim that the judge overlooked critical data in reaching his decision, which awarded Solvent $460,000 from Olin and $2 million from DuPont in past costs.

"According to Olin,...

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