EPA Clashes With Wash. State Over Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In an action arising from a drawn-out agency brawl, the U.S. government has filed suit against the Washington State Department of Transportation to recover roughly $7 million spent cleaning up a Superfund site on the Tacoma waterfront.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims WSDOT has refused to repay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency millions expended on responding to pollution from its property.

The EPA claims WSDOT is obligated to provide funding for past and future remediation...
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