Plastics Co. Loses Bid For Gov't Docs In $24M Superfund Row

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday that the government could withhold documents evaluating groundwater flow at the Pohatcong Valley Superfund site in its $24 million suit against Pechiney Plastics Packaging Inc., saying protecting government deliberation processes trumps the company’s interest in disclosure.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni partly sided with the government by ruling that U.S. Geological Survey documents used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to craft feasibility studies and a remediation plan for the groundwater contamination at the Pohatcong Valley Superfund site...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PECHINEY PLASTICS PACKAGING, INC.,


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3:09-cv-05692

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Peter G. Sheridan

Date Filed

November 6, 2009

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