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Hazardous wastes & substances

Town of Westport v. Monsanto Co.

A district court dismissed a town's Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act claim against the corporate spinoffs of Old Monsanto, the sole manufacturer of PCBs in the United States between 1935 and...

229 Main St. Ltd. Partnership v. Massachusetts Dep't of Envtl. Protection

The court holds that Massachusetts' environmental superlien statute, which allows the commonwealth to place a priority lien on property after spending money assessing or cleaning up a polluted tract of land, evades the Bankruptcy Code's...

Acushnet Co. v. Coaters, Inc.

The court holds that a nonsettling potentially responsible party (PRP) must pay a portion of past and future remediation costs incurred by settling PRPs at the Sullivan's Ledge site in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Relying on the jury's...

United States v. DiBiase

The court affirms a district court approval of a consent decree that requires a sewage authority to pay 85 percent of the removal costs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incurred at a site where the authority had deposited...