ConAgra, Others Hit With CERCLA Suit

Law360 (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Looking to fund the cleanup of a Superfund site in western New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has sued the property's operators, ConAgra Grocery Products Co. Inc. and a raft of other companies, accusing them of dumping hazardous waste on the grounds and seeking past and future response costs.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, claims that as many as 19 companies, including ConAgra Grocery Products Co. Inc. and numerous leather manufacturers, are required to pay for remediation of the Peter Cooper Superfund site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency instigated...

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