Covanta Sues Co. Over $2.7M In Fire Damage At NJ Plant

By Bill Wichert (January 30, 2017, 8:48 PM EST) -- A Covanta Holding Corp. unit and its insurers have slapped an electrical services company with a lawsuit in New Jersey state court alleging that the business caused a fire at an energy-from-waste facility in Newark, leading to more than $2.7 million in damages.

The lawsuit against ECM Services LLC asserts that the 2015 fire at the Covanta Essex Co. facility occurred because ECM did not follow the proper procedures in addressing mechanical problems with the condensing system of the turbine generator at the plant.

"Defendant ECM negligently performed its duties which resulted in a destructive fire, thereby severely damaging property and...

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