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Mich. City Tags Sunoco For Cleanup Costs

Law360 (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The city of Dearborn, Mich., has sued Sunoco Oil Inc. over its alleged failure to pay nearly $260,000 in cleanup costs for a local property contaminated with petroleum from the company's now-defunct pipeline.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, accuses the oil giant of violating both state environmental law and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

The pipeline, which Sunoco stopped using but failed to remove, runs under a city property in the floodplain of...
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