Honeywell Dodges Enviros' Claims That It Botched Cleanup

Law360, Washington (May 16, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit accusing Honeywell International Inc. of exposing upstate residents to dangerous chemicals after botching a government-mandated water pollution cleanup, saying the court can't prevent Honeywell from pumping the polluted sediment to their neighborhood.

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. said he cannot rule on legal challenges against the Onondaga Lake Superfund site outside Syracuse because the cleanup efforts are still ongoing. Such suits are preempted by federal law, the judge noted, but he preserved the damages...
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Bartlett et al v. Honeywell International, Inc.


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5:13-cv-00365

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New York Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Frederick J. Scullin, Jr

Date Filed

April 2, 2013

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