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United States v. Conservation Chem. Co.

Citation: 12 ELR 20238
No. No. 80-0883-CV-W-5, 523 F. Supp. 125/16 ERC 1630/(W.D. Mo., 08/19/1981) Ruling on adjacent owners

In a suit to enforce § 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) the court rules that plaintiff's complaint against two defendants fails to state a claim on which relief can be granted. The complaint named two corporations as defendants for the purpose of gaining entry to their property in order to ascertain whether hazardous wastes created by a third defendant are present, but failed to allege that the two defendants contributed to the disposal of hazardous wastes in violation of RCRA or the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The court, however, stays its order of dismissal to give the plaintiff 20 days in which to amend its complaint.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Kenneth Josephson; Ronald S. Reed Jr., U.S. Attorney
549 U.S. Cthse., 811 Grand Ave., Kansas City MO 64106
(816) 374-3122

Counsel for Defendant Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Paul Anthony White
Legal Dep't, 1330 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City MO 64105
(816) 556-2200

Counsel for Defendant Mobay Chem. Co.
Daniel M. Dibble
Lathrop, Koontz, Righter, Clagett, Parker & Norquist
26th Floor, Mutual Benefit Life Bldg., 2345 Grand Ave., Kansas City MO 64108
(816) 842-0820

Counsel for Defendant Conservation Chem. Co.
William R. Williams
Vold, Sullivan, Finnegan, Gordon & Williams
2546 Holmes St., Kansas City MO 64108
(816) 474-0400