NJ Court Limits State's Power To Order Cleanups

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled in a precedential opinion Friday that state laws don't require entities that use small amounts of hazardous materials to prove their sites are clean before they're exempt from preclosure remediation requirements, limiting New Jersey's ability to order cleanups at certain industrial sites,

The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court said the state Department of Environmental Protection improperly denied Des Champs Laboratories Inc. a so-called de minimis quantity exemption that allows small industrial operators to avoid onerous preclosing inspections and...
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