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In re In re Mowbray Eng'g Co.

Citation: 17 ELR 20513
No. No. 85-01938, 67 Bankr. 34/(Bankr. M.D. Ala., 09/23/1986)

The court allows a bankruptcy trustee to abandon a contaminated hazardous waste site where the estate's assets are insufficient to decontaminate the site and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not oppose the abandonment and proposes to take remedial action itself. The court grants EPA access to the property to address the contamination and orders EPA's costs to be treated as administrative expenses having first priority of payment under 11 U.S.C. § 503(b)(1)(A).

Counsel for Trustee
Thomas McGregor
Webb, Crumpton & McGregor
166 Commerce St., Montgomery AL 36101
(205) 834-3176

Counsel for Movant
F. Henry Habicht II, Cynthia S. Huber
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2717

Counsel for Debtor
Charles N. Parnell III
Wood & Parnell
641 S. Lawrence St., Montgomery AL 36103-4189
(205) 832-4202