Judge Approves $170M Arco Superfund Deal

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has approved a Superfund settlement in which Atlantic Richfield Co. will pay about $170 million for the cleanup of polluted sites along the Clark Fork River in southwestern Montana, thus ending about 25 years of litigation between the federal and state governments on one side and Arco, a BP PLC subsidiary, on the other.

Judge Sam E. Haddon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana signed off on the consent decree last Thursday.

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