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hazardous waste disposal

California Communities Against Toxics v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld an EPA rule that classified as "recycled" certain hazardous material sent to a third-party reclamation facility and thus exempted the material from RCRA regulations governing discarded waste. Environmental groups...

Residents of Gordon Plaza, Inc. v. Latoya Cantrell

ELR Case

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...

84 FR 1789

ELR Federal Agency Update

Oil Re-Refining Co. v. Envtl. Quality Comm'n

ELR Case

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a company that ran a waste treatment and disposal facility was liable for transporting hazardous waste without the proper manifest forms. The company contracted to transport waste from a polymer...

Nevada: Waste

ELR State Update Item

United States v. D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc

ELR Case

A district court held, in an unpublished opinion, that a company that sold its facility, including equipment that contained asbestos dust and waste, may not be held liable as an owner or operator or as an arranger under CERCLA. Nearly...