Zinc Biz Wants Out Of $25M Cleanup Fight

By Morgan Conley (October 12, 2021, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A zinc producer told an Oklahoma federal court Tuesday it can't be held liable for what an aerospace parts maker did with raw materials purchased from the chemical company's predecessor, so it doesn't owe any portion of a $25 million contamination cleanup bill.

EverZinc USA Inc. urged the court to release it from a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act action lodged by FMRI Inc., which took over the remediation obligations for now-defunct Iowa-based manufacturer Fansteel Inc. EverZinc told the court that FMRI's argument that companies that sold materials to Fansteel for manufacturing should be held liable for contamination cleanup...

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