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California River Watch v. Vacaville, City of

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, vacated summary judgment for a California city in a RCRA citizen suit brought by an environmental group. The group had argued the city's water wells were contaminated by hexavalent chromium that was in turn...

Kentucky Waterways Alliance v. Kentucky Utilities Co.

A district court granted summary judgment for a utility company in a lawsuit concerning groundwater discharges from coal ash ponds at its power plant in Kentucky. Environmental groups argued that the discharges threatened immediate and...

Talarico Bros. Building Corp. v. Union Carbide Corp.

A district court dismissed a RCRA citizen suit brought against present and former owners of chemical plants for allegedly releasing radioactive slag deposited on landowners' properties in New York. The landowners sought injunctive...

White Plains Housing Authority v. BP Products North America Inc.

A district court held that an oil company was liable for a plume of gasoline beneath a former gasoline station that was migrating toward nearby housing units in White Plains, New York. A housing authority brought claims under RCRA,...

Schmucker v. Johnson Controls, Inc.

A district court denied injunctive relief to residents in a lawsuit concerning soil and groundwater contamination at and adjacent to a manufacturing facility in Goshen, Indiana. Residents living adjacent to the facility brought a...

Residents of Gordon Plaza, Inc. v. Latoya Cantrell

A district court granted residents' motion for summary judgment in a RCRA lawsuit against the city of New Orleans for inhumane and dangerous living conditions at a residential development located on a former landfill site previously...

In re Taylor

A federal bankruptcy court issued a supplementary opinion to clarify its prior ruling that environmental groups' claims for declaratory and injunctive relief under the CWA and RCRA would not be "debts" as defined by the Bankruptcy Code...

LAJIM, LLC v. General Electric Co.

A district court held that RCRA gives it the authority to grant a golf course's request for mandatory injunctive relief against a company to stop further contamination and to remediate past contamination, even though the company has...

Northern Illinois Gas Co. v. City of Evanston

A district court dismissed a city's RCRA action against two power and gas companies concerning a methane gas leak from natural gas pipelines and waste oil contamination from a former manufacturing gas plant. Because methane gas does not...

Warren v. Matthey, Inc.

A district court dismissed homeowners' CERCLA, RCRA, and state-law claims against the former owners and operators of a manufacturing plant for alleged well-water contamination. The court dismissed the CERCLA claims because the...

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