In Celanese v. Coastal Water Authority, No. 06-CV-2265 (S.D. Tex. April 13, 2009) the Southern District of Texas issued an opinion that further defines the scope of liability under the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act's cost-recovery scheme. Celanese sought to recover its cleanup costs arising from contamination caused by a damaged methanol pipeline. Celanese claimed that contractors KBR and Eby Construction were aware that a backhoe had damaged the methanol pipeline during a construction project in 1979, but backfilled its excavation without notifying Celanese. Celanese did not convince the jury of the defendant's alleged knowledge or concealment of the pipeline damage, and therefore the defendants were not liable as "arrangers" under the Texas cost recovery statute.