Judge Wants More Info On Navajo Land Uranium Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (June 5, 2017, 4:08 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Friday said he needs more information on the question of ownership liability before ruling on who must bankroll the environmental cleanup of more than a dozen old uranium sites on Navajo Nation land, in an order denying El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC's bid for a partial quick win and also rejecting the federal government’s sovereign immunity defense.

Questioning whether the United States qualifies as an owner of the mine sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, U.S....
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El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC v. United States of America et al


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3:14-cv-08165

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Arizona

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Other Statutes: Environmental Matters

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David G Campbell

Date Filed

September 3, 2014

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