Lockheed, Others Can't Dodge Virgin Islands' Pollution Claim

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Lockheed Martin Corp., an Alcoa Inc. unit and others are on the hook for any prudent costs the U.S. Virgin Islands government has spent or will spend addressing caustic liquids allegedly released from an alumina refinery.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III determined that the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources had spent money recoverable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act before it sued the defendants, each successive operators of the allegedly polluting facility....
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