NJ Spill Act May Now Include Right To Compel Sampling

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 10:52 AM EDT) -- Edward McTiernan

Kerry A. Dziubek “New Jersey’s Spill Act[1] was a pioneering effort by government to provide monies for a swift and sure response to environmental contamination.”[2] To achieve this objective, the Spill Act provides for strict liability and, since 1990, includes a contribution cause of action for private parties seeking to recover a portion of their cleanup costs. [3] “In order to accomplish a fair and equitable ultimate sharing of the remediation burden among all responsible parties and thereby to promote contamination cleanup, [the Spill...
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