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Lajim, LLC v. Gen . Electric Co.

ELR Citation: 47 ELR 20111
Nos. 13-CV-50348, (D. Ill. , 09/07/2017) (Johnston, J.)

A district court ruled that a manufacturing company will not be required to conduct further investigation of contamination that is already subject to a remediation agreement. In 2010, a consent agreement between the manufacturing company and a golf course owner obligated the company to perform remediation for contamination that migrated from its facility to the golf course. The course owner requested an injunction under RCRA to force the manufacturing company to perform additional testing of an aquifer and properties in Morrison, Ill., contaminated with chlorinated industrial solvents. The company argued that the court should not grant the request as it could interfere with the ruling of a parallel court and the 2010 consent decree. The court agreed, finding that the course owner could not show that it would suffer irreparable harm if the injunction was not granted as the consent decree was already addressing its harm.