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NM City Sues Feds Over Cleanup Of Tainted Drinking Water

Law360, Washington (August 9, 2017, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A city in New Mexico claims the federal government has stuck it with a cleanup bill in the millions of dollars for a tainted-water federal Superfund site that formerly hosted a National Guard Armory, according to a suit filed Wednesday in New Mexico federal court.

The City of Las Cruces, along with the County of Doña Ana, claim they have spent millions of dollars treating water contaminated by carcinogenic chemicals that have leached into the wells used by the city’s population of roughly 100,000. The National...
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Case Title

City of Las Cruces et al v. United States of America et al


Case Number

2:17-cv-00809

Court

New Mexico

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Robert C. Brack

Date Filed

August 9, 2017

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