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Lesniak v. United States

Citation: 12 ELR 20401
No. Nos. 81-977, -1914, 17 ERC 1455/(D.N.J., 03/19/1982)

The court approves a settlement in which the federal government agrees that § 114(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) does not preclude the State of New Jersey from using its Spill Compensation Fund to finance hazardous waste cleanup and compensate damage claims pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act or CERCLA.

[The pleadings in this case are summarized at ELR PEND. LIT. 65695 — Ed.]

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Raymond J. Lesniak
Timins & Lesniak
117 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth NJ 07208
(201) 354-0703

Counsel for Defendants
Mary C. Jacobson, Deputy Attorney General
36 W. State St., Trenton NJ 08625
(609) 292-7000

Donald W. Stever Jr.
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-5290