Newark Council OKs Deal With DuPont Over Ex-Plant Cleanup

Law360, New York (July 21, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Newark, New Jersey's city council on Tuesday approved a settlement resolving litigation against DuPont Co. and others over pollution at the onetime site of a pigment plant, with the city receiving up to $108,000 for the cost of an expert to monitor the property's cleanup.

With the exception of two absent members, the city council's voted unanimously to authorize the resolution of federal and state litigation surrounding 256 Vanderpool St., where the city claimed that lead concentrations in the soil were 1,000 times higher than what the state's environmental laws allow. DuPont notified the federal court of the settlement earlier this...

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