Arkema Pays $1.4M To Settle DOI's Arsenic Pollution Claims

Law360, Dallas (April 3, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Chemical manufacturer Arkema Inc. will pay $1.4 million to the U.S. Department of the Interior to settle allegations that its former plant in Bryan, Texas, contaminated groundwater and threatened wildlife through unauthorized disposal of arsenic, according to a consent decree filed Wednesday.

Arkema agreed to pay the money under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act to continue cleanup efforts at the plant, which shut down operations in 1993, and both parties agreed to waive legal claims for the alleged environmental damage. According to a...
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