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United States v. Barrier Indus., Inc.

The court holds that a chemical manufacturer is liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for the response costs incurred at its New York facility. The court first holds that the...

Kalamazoo River Study Group v. Rockwell Int'l Corp.

The court holds that Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107 cost recovery actions are not available to potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and that divisibility of harm is not a defense to...

United States v. BASF Corp.

The court approves a consent decree between the United States and 35 potentially responsible parties (PRPs) for past response costs in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup action. The...

United States v. Union Elec. Co.

The court holds that a district court did not abuse its discretion when it approved a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent decree requiring settling potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to pay some of the remediation...

Cooper Indus., Inc. v. Agway, Inc.

The court holds that a manufacturer is liable for response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for dumping scrap steel and aluminum at a Superfund site. The court also grants...

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. v. EPA

The court affirms the dismissal of a steel company's petition for dispute resolution under a consent decree between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning a surface impoundment at the company's...

Soo Line R.R. Co. v. B.J. Carney & Co.

The court holds that a railroad company lessor is barred from recovering economic losses and property damages associated with hazardous waste contamination on its leased site. The court first holds that the lessor's claim for economic...

United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

The court holds that U.S. activities at a California mine during World War II did not subject it to liability as an operator under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). During the war, the...

United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

The court holds that the United States is not liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for any response costs associated with the remediation of a California mine's acid mine...

United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.

The court holds that the corporate successor of a chemical company that acquired the assets of a mining company is liable for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response costs attributable to...