ComEd Can't Escape Pollution Suit Over Shuttered Plant

Law360, Chicago (January 17, 2017, 7:09 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge Tuesday kept intact the bulk of a lawsuit alleging a defunct plant managed by Commonwealth Edison and Nicor Gas is leaking hazardous waste into the groundwater of a Chicago suburb, ruling that the town should be allowed to further dig into the contamination claims.

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee cut a single claim from a six-count suit brought by Evanston, a city just north of Chicago, and said the city couldn't pursue civil penalties under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA. 

Commonwealth Edison Co., or ComEd, and Northern Illinois Gas Co., which operates...

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