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Progress Energy Adds 12 Cos. To CERCLA Suit

Law360 (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Almost a dozen companies have been added as defendants in a lawsuit filed last month by Progress Energy Carolinas Inc. against the city of Jacksonville, Fla., and Koch Industries Inc. that seeks contributions to the cleanup costs of a contaminated former electrical transformer manufacturing operation in North Carolina.

The companies, which include FMC Corp., Jessop Steel LLC and Kobe Copper Products Inc., were added to the list in an amended complaint filed Monday by Progress Energy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...
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