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CERCLA: federal court rules Washington State DOT not liable as owneroperator

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 23 2010

After ruling that the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may be liable as an arranger for storm water runoff that contained hazardous substances, U.S. v. Washington State DOT, No. 08-5722 (W.D. Wa. 6710), the same court has ruled that the agency is not liable as an owneroperator for cleanup costs to address offsite contamination

Puerto Rico sewer authority to settle CWA violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Puerto Rico, USA
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  • May 14 2010

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority has entered a proposed consent decree, in which it agreed to spend $195 million on improvements to 126 drinking water plants across the island over the next 15 years to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA