Paper Co. To Pay $20.5M, Drop Appeal In Wis. Superfund Suit

By Michael Phillis (January 30, 2019, 8:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has reached an agreement with P.H. Glatfelter Co. requiring the paper company to pay $20.5 million that will largely be used to pay for the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination at a Superfund site in Wisconsin.

The DOJ is scheduled to publish a notice in the Federal Register Thursday, which will begin a public comment period on the settlement, reached earlier this month. The agreement calls for Glatfelter to pay $20 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reimburse it for response costs. In addition, $500,000 would go to natural resources damages.

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