SQM Owes $30M For Tainted Groundwater, Calif. City Says

Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Chilean mining company SQM sold thousands of tons of perchlorate-bearing fertilizer to California farmers in the 1930s and '40s and its U.S. unit can’t now shirk responsibility for perchlorate contamination in California city Pomona’s groundwater, counsel for the city argued in asking a federal jury to award it $30 million during closing arguments Wednesday .

During the sixth and final day of the trial in downtown Los Angeles, Kenneth Sansone of SL Environmental Law Group PC, representing Pomona, urged an eight-person jury to find that SQM...
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