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In re In re Quanta Resources Corp.

Citation: 14 ELR 20572
No. No. 83-5730, 739 F.2d 927/21 ERC 1254/(3d Cir., 07/20/1984)

The court rules that a trustee in bankruptcy may not abandon a hazardous waste site where such an abandonment would effect a disposal of waste in contravention of state law. The Quanta trustee proposed to abandon a site in New Jersey containing polychlorinated-biphenyl-contaminated oil. The court holds the situation to be on all fours with the proposed abandonment in the companion case, In re Quanta Resources Corp., 14 ELR 20563, where the court held the abandonment illegal.

A dissent would allow the abandonment for the reasons expressed in the dissent in the other opinion.

Counsel for Appellant
James. J. Ciancia, Ass't Attorney General; Richard F. Engel, Deputy Attorney General
R.J. Hughes Justice Complex, CN 112, Trenton NJ 08625
(609) 292-4925

Counsel for Appellees
William F. McEnroe, Corinne M. DeStefano
Nolan, O'Neill & Moore
60 Park Pl., Newark NJ 07102
(201) 643-6300

A. Dennis Terrell, Kenneth S. Kasper
Shanley & Fisher
95 Madison Ave., Morristown NJ 07960
(201) 285-1000

Richard B. Honig
Klinger, Honig & Klinger
P.O. Box 477, Hackensack NJ 07602
(201) 488-0553

Joined by Higginbotham, J.