Railroads Fund Partial Superfund Cleanup In Calif.

Law360, New York (February 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The railroads involved in a U.S. Supreme Court case over Superfund

liability — Union Pacific Railroad Co. and Burlington Northern and Sante Fe Railway Co. — have agreed to pay $985,000 to move a drinking water well downgrade from the site at issue, a former Brown & Bryant Inc. chemical facility near Bakersfield, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the railroads had agreed to a settlement requiring them to move the well, located in the central valley town of Arvin, about 1,500 feet...
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