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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Agreements Clears Way for $30 Million Cleanup of the Carter Carburetor Site in Missouri EPA reached settlement agreements with two corporations, ACF Industries, Inc. (ACF) and Carter Building, Inc. (CBI), for a $30 million environmental cleanup of the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in St. Louis, Mo.   Administrative Agreement   7/29/2013
$2 Million Stipulated Penalties Related to Violation of Cleanup Settlement at Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania The United States and Hercules, Inc. entered into an agreement whereby Hercules, Inc. agreed to pay a stipulated penalty of $2 million dollars for alleged violations of a 1992 consent decree associated with the Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania.   Administrative Agreement   7/8/2013
Bank of America Reimburses EPA for Emergency Response Costs at Rehrig-United International Site in Virginia EPA reaches settlement agreement with Bank of America to reimburse the Agency $80,398 for its portion of the emergency response costs incurred by EPA at the Rehrig-United International Superfund Site in Chesterfield County, Va.   Administrative Agreement   3/14/2013
EPA Settles with De Minimis Parties at Malone Service Company Superfund Site In fiscal year 2011, Region 6 completed the last of several administrative de minimis settlements with over 200 de minimis parties for recovery of over $ 8.4 million in past costs, future costs, and premiums for future uncertainties dealing with the Malone Service Company Superfund Site.   Administrative Order   10/19/2010
Case Summary: Settlement Reached For Past Response Costs at the LWD, Inc. Superfund Site in Kentucky EPA entered into a settlement agreement between EPA, 125 Settling Parties, and 19 Settling Federal Agencies to recover past costs at the LWD, Inc. Superfund Site in Calvert City, Ky. Pursuant to the agreement, the parties paid $4,277,710.18, plus an additional sum for interest, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.   Administrative Order on Consent   4/18/2013
EPA Reimbursed for Oversight Costs at Agrifos Phosphoric Acid Release Site Pursuant to an Administrative Order on Consent, Agrifos Fertilizer, LLC paid approximately $385,000 in reimbursement for oversight costs of repairs at its facility in Pasadena, Texas, following an August 2007 failure of a retaining wall, and resulting release of process water into Cotton Patch Bayou and Houston Ship Channel.   Administrative Order on Consent   1/2/2013
Past Cost Settlement Reached for Gulf State Utilities-North Ryan Street Superfund Site An administrative order on consent (AOC) for recovery of past response costs between EPA and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Texas, Inc., was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Under the agreement, Entergy will pay $275,000 in past response costs associated with cleanup work at the Gulf State Utilities-North Ryan Street Superfund Site in La.   Administrative Order on Consent   10/26/2012
Cleanup Order Issued for the Peoples Gas Crawford Station Site in Chicago, Ill. On September 11, 2012, EPA issued an administrative order on consent (AOC) to Peoples Gas to begin cleanup work at the Peoples Gas Crawford Station site in Chicago, Il. The clean up work is estimated to cost $15 million and result in the cleanup of over 100 million cubic yards of contaminated soil. The order was effective on October 11, 2011.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/11/2012
Former and Current Owners of the Omo Manufacturing Superfund Site Agree to $2.8 Million Payment and Access Grants for Fund Lead Cleanup On August 20, 2012, an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) settlement agreement under sections 122(h)(1) and 104(e)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) became effective between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the City of Middletown and RLO Properties. The settlement agreement addresses both EPA’s past costs as well as future estimated costs associated with the cleanup of the Omo Manufacturing Superfund Site (Site), located in Middletown, Conn.   Administrative Order on Consent   8/20/2012
Seventy Companies Agree to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached agreement with 70 companies to remove approximately 16,000 cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from a half-mile long area of the Passaic River in Lyndhurst, N.J. at their expense.   Administrative Order on Consent   6/18/2012
EPA, Precision National Plating reach cleanup agreement for further work at Precision National Corporation Site On May 12, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Precision National Plating Services, Inc. on a plan to clean up groundwater and surface water contamination at the Precision National Corporation site in Clarks Summit, Penn. where a chrome plating facility had been in operation from 1958 to 1999.   Administrative Order on Consent   5/12/2012
Settlement Reached at Newtown Creek Superfund Site On September 7, 2011, an agreement was reached to begin work at the Newtown Creek Superfund Site with the start of a remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS). The agreement also addresses the recovery of costs relating to liabilities under Superfund.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/7/2011
Cleanup Agreement Reached on the Terminal 117 Area of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site On June 10, 2011, EPA reached an agreement with the Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle to conduct $33 million worth of cleanup at Terminal 117 of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site.   Administrative Order on Consent   6/10/2011
EPA Receives over $54 Million from W.R. Grace Bankruptcy W.R. Grace & Co., under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the U.S. government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The payment includes approximately $54 million for the EPA.   Agreement   2/5/2014
BP Exploration, Inc. (BPXA) Multimedia Settlement BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has pleaded guilty to one felony count related to the illegal disposal of hazardous waste on Alaska's North Slope, and it agreed to spend $22 million to resolve the criminal case and related civil claims.   Complaint   9/23/1999
EPA Reaches Settlement on Groundwater Cleanup at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield R.I. On February 17, 2012, a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), State of Rhode Island, and multiple settling defendants was approved by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island regarding cleanup of the David Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield, R.I.   Consent Agreement   2/17/2012
American Lifan Industry, Inc. An Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer has agreed to ensure that future imports meet environmental standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that did not comply with emission limits for harmful pollution required by the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/27/2014
Anadarko Fraud Case Results in Billions for Environmental Cleanups EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement to resolve fraudulent conveyance claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Of the environmental-related recovery in this settlement, nearly $2 billion will be paid for cleanup work associated with numerous EPA-lead sites, resulting in the largest bankruptcy-related award that EPA has ever received for environmental claims and liabilities.   Consent Decree   4/3/2014
AVX Agrees to Pay $366,250,000 Towards the Clean-up of New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Mass. On September 18, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts approved the settlement agreement between the United States, the State of Massachusetts, and AVX Corporation (AVX). Under the terms of the settlement, AVX agrees to pay $366.25 million, plus interest, for cleanup of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.   Consent Decree   9/18/2013
Settlement reached at the Chemetco Superfund Site Under the settlement reached between EPA, DOJ, the State of Illinois, the bankruptcy trustee for the estate of defendant Chemetco, Inc., and Paradigm, the trustee and potential purchaser of the site, will implement a Superfund removal action to address existing contamination at the Chemetco Superfund site at an estimated cost of $20 million and cleanup.   Consent Decree   9/13/2013
Atlantic Richfield to pay over $21 million for past costs at Anaconda Smelter Site in Montana A past cost settlement with Atlantic Richfield to reimburse the EPA for over $21 million of it’s cleanup costs at the Anaconda Smelter Site and the Warm Springs Ponds Operable Units.   Consent Decree   9/11/2013
Settlement Approved to Complete Cleanup at Cabot/Koppers Site in Florida A RD/RA consent decree between the United States and Beazer East, Inc. was approved by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division, to complete cleanup work at the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville, Fla. at an estimated cost of $55 million.   Consent Decree   7/9/2013
Settlement Reached at State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site in Texas A consent decree for reimbursement of past response costs for cleanup work at the State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site was entered in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division. The settlement provides for reimbursement from several parties in excess of $1 million for past response costs.   Consent Decree   6/21/2013
Agreement to Complete Cleanup at OU3 at Anniston PCB Superfund Site in Alabama Remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) consent decree between the United States, Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia, Inc. was approved by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Eastern Division, to complete cleanup work of operable unit (OU) 3 at the Anniston PCB Superfund Site in Anniston, Ala. for an estimated cost of $8.48 million.   Consent Decree   4/17/2013
Settlement Agreements Reached with Goodrich Corp. and KTI, Inc. Regarding Cleanup at B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site On March 26, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that two settlements were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California associated with clean up of contaminated soil and ground water at the B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. These settlements, along with previously filed settlement agreements, will result in a comprehensive cleanup of the site totaling as much as $100 million.   Consent Decree   3/26/2013
Agreement Reached for Cleaning up the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in New Jersey EPA entered into a legal agreement with Wyeth Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of the Pfizer Corporation, to perform pre-construction design work, an initial step in the cleanup of the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater Township, N.J. The remedial design project is expected to cost $14.5 million.   Consent Decree   3/18/2013
Settlements Reached at B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site with Pyro Spectacular Industries and Emhart Industries EPA and DOJ announced that two settlements have been filed, one in October and the other in December, 2012, with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. These settlements result in a combined total of nearly $50 million to clean up contamination at the B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site in San Bernardino County.   Consent Decree   12/5/2012
Agreement Furthers Cleanup of the Quanta Resources Superfund Site in New Jersey Consent decree with Honeywell International, Inc. and 23 other parties, was lodged in federal court. The agreement requires the performance of pre-construction project design work and requires Honeywell to carry out the actual cleanup work of the contaminated soil and groundwater at the Quanta Resources Superfund Site in Edgewater, N.J..   Consent Decree   11/19/2012
Settlement Reached at the Ashland/NSP Lakefront Superfund Site in Wisconsin Under a settlement agreement between the federal government, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Northern States Power Wisconsin (NSPW, d/b/a Xcel Energy) was approved by the U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, NSPW will perform soil and groundwater cleanup at the former NSPW gas plant and Kreher Park for an estimated cost of $40 million.   Consent Decree   10/19/2012
Big John’s Salvage-Hoult Road Superfund Site Settlement On October 10, 2012, three companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into a consent decree, whereby the three companies agreed to pay approximately $29.8 million in cleanup costs for the Big John’s Salvage-Hoult Road Superfund Site in Fairmont, W.Va.   Consent Decree   10/10/2012
EPA Recovers over $30 million for Past Costs at the Gilt Edge Superfund Site EPA, the State of South Dakota, and several mining companies reached agreement for the payment of $30.2 million to settle their liabilities at the Gilt Edge Superund Site in South Dakota.   Consent Decree   10/9/2012
Agreement Secures $25 Million Cleanup for the Rio Tinto Mine in Nevada EPA, the Department of Justice, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced a $25 million agreement for the cleanup of the Rio Tinto Mine, an abandoned copper mine in Elko County, NV. Four companies agreed to pay for the environmental project.   Consent Decree   9/27/2012
Kellwood Company Agrees to Conduct Cleanup at the Riverfront Superfund Site in New Haven, Mo. On August 24, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Missouri, and Kellwood Company to clean up contamination associated with the Riverfront Superfund Site, a former metal fabrication plant in New Haven, Mo.   Consent Decree   8/24/2012
EPA Finalizes Settlement with Companies for Cleanup at Mercury Refining Superfund Site in Albany County, N.Y. Five companies considered responsible for contamination at the Mercury Refining Superfund site reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do the clean up work at the site, located within the Towns of Colonie and Guilderland, N.Y. Under the terms of the agreement, the work will address clean up of soil, sediment, and groundwater contaminated with mercury at an estimated cost of more than $9 million.   Consent Decree   8/7/2012
Hazardous Waste Generators Agree to $56.4 Million Cleanup of Former Texas City, Texas Waste Disposal Site The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached agreement with over three dozen companies and government agencies that will result in a $56.4 million cleanup of the Malone Services Company Superfund Site in Texas City, Texas, and recovery of an additional $900,000 in cleanup costs owed to EPA.   Consent Decree   7/13/2012
EPA Reaches $14.6 Million Settlement for Groundwater Cleanup at Torrance Superfund Sites On July 10, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $14.6 million settlement with four companies for the construction of a groundwater treatment system at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif.   Consent Decree   7/10/2012
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement: Overview of 2012 Settlement Agreements On March, 29, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) approved an agreement between the United States and Motor Liquidation Corporation (MLC, also known as "Old GM", and formerly known as General Motors Corporation), to resolve environmental claims at the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, the Kane & Lombard Street Drum Superfund Site, and the Hayford Bridge Road Groundwater Superfund Site. On June 29, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a settlement to resolve environmental claims at the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site and entered the tax offset stipulation associated with the bankruptcy settlement.   Consent Decree   3/29/2012
Settlement Reached at Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman (MEW) Study Area to Address TCE Contamination in Residential and Commercial Buildings On December 21, 2011, a consent decree amendment between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Intel Corporation, and Raytheon Company was filed with U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. Construction of the treatment system is the first step in the cleanup of groundwater contaminated by chemicals used to manufacture DDT and synthetic rubber over three decades.   Consent Decree   3/6/2012
Settlement Approved to Complete Cleanup at Alternate Energy Resources Superfund Site in Ga. On February 9, 2012, a consent decree between EPA, the State of Georgia, and Airgas Carbonic, Inc., et al., was approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division, to complete cleanup work at the Alternate Energy Resources (AER) Superfund site in Augusta, Ga. Pursuant to the agreement, 73 parties, comprised of 68 private parties, four federal agencies and one state agency, will perform the cleanup work at the site at an approximate cost of $7.3 million.   Consent Decree   2/9/2012
EPA reaches settlement with companies to pay cleanup costs for Occidental Chemical Corp / Firestone Tire Superfund site On January 5, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the current and former owners and operators of the Occidental Chemical Corp / Firestone Tire Superfund Site in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Penn.   Consent Decree   1/5/2012
Soco West, Inc. to cleanup portion of Lockwood Solvent Ground Water Plume Site in Billings, Mont. On October 3, 2011, the United States District Court, District of Montana, Billings Division approved a remedial design/remedial action consent decree (RD/RA CD) between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Montana, and Soco West, Inc. The settlement addresses cleanup work and payment of past and future costs (totaling more than $7 million) at the lower half (operable unit 2) of the Lockwood Solvent Ground Water Plume Site, located in Billings, Mont.   Consent Decree   10/3/2011
Midnite Mine Superfund Site Settlement with Dawn Mining Company, Newmont USA Limited, and the Department of Interior On September 13, 2011, a settlement agreement between EPA, Interior, Dawn Mining Company, LLC, and its corporate parent, Newmont USA Ltd. settling the mining companies’ and DOI’s liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) at the Midnite Mine Superfund Site. Under the settlement, the mining companies will design, construct and implement the cleanup plan selected by EPA in 2006 that is projected to cost approximately $193 million.   Consent Decree   9/30/2011
Settlement Reached at Facemate Superfund Site Clears Way for Redevelopment This settlement agreement concludes litigation between the City of Chicopee and EPA stemming from cleanup actions performed by EPA from 2003-2004. Most importantly, the settlement enables the City to move forward with clear title to redevelop the property into a safe, useful resource for the Chicopee community.   Consent Decree   6/20/2011
Hecla Mining Company Settlement for the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site On June 13, 2011, a settlement agreement with the Hecla Mining Company to resolve its liabilities at the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site in northern Idaho was filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. Under the settlement, Hecla will pay $263.4 million plus interest to the United States, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and the state of Idaho to resolve claims stemming from releases of wastes from its mining operations.   Consent Decree   6/13/2011
Union Pacific Railroad and Gould Electronics Inc. Consent Decrees for Omaha Lead Superfund Site On June 1, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department, and the State of Nebraska lodged consent decrees with Union Pacific Railroad and Gould Electronics Inc., valued at $26.15 million, for cleanup at the Omaha Lead Superfund Site in Omaha, Nebraska.   Consent Decree   6/2/2011
Settlement Reached at Plymouth Wood Treating Plant Site On April 4, 2011, EPA and Domtar Paper Company LLC (Domtar) entered into a consent decree to address cleanup at the Plymouth Wood Treating Plant Site near Plymouth, North Carolina, at an expected cost of $1.959 million.   Consent Decree   4/4/2011
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement: Overview of 2011 Settlement Agreements On March 3, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court approved an additional six settlements between the United States and Motors Liquidation Company (MLC, also known as "Old GM", and formerly known as General Motors Corporation), to settle certain environmental liabilities at six sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). On March 7, 2011, the court approved a seventh settlement resolving environmental claims at 34 non-owned sites under CERCLA, RCRA, and the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   3/3/2011
Settlement Reached at Sutton Brook Disposal Area Site in Massachusetts The settlement in this case totals $30 million and includes forty-nine different parties, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).   Consent Decree   11/9/2010
Tronox Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement Settlement Agreement to resolve Tronox Incorporated's environmental liabilities with EPA, other federal, state, and local agencies, and the Navajo Nation (collectively, the “Governments”) relating to numerous contaminated sites around the country. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the Governments will receive, among other consideration, $270 million and 88 percent of Tronox’s interest in a pending fraudulent conveyance litigation.   Settlement Agreement   11/23/2010
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), and the Unites States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, along with the states of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced that Motors Liquidation Corporation (MLC) has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 89 sites in the aforementioned 14 states across the U.S. for approximately $773 million.   Settlement Agreement   10/20/2010
Chemtura Corporation Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department, and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York today announced that Chemtura Corporation has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 17 sites across the U.S. for approximately $26 million. The agreement settles the government’s claims in Chemtura’s bankruptcy case relating to liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), and for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The bankruptcy settlement will fund past and future cleanup costs at Superfund sites across the country.   Settlement Agreement   8/24/2010
American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) Bankruptcy Settlement Bankruptcy settlement with American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). EPA, along with other federal and state agencies pursued and received $1.79 billion to fund environmental cleanup and restoration under the bankruptcy reorganization.   Settlement Agreement   12/10/2009
American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company (AISLIC) bankruptcy settlement agreement for cleanup of former Fruit of the Loom properties.   Settlement Agreement   1/3/2008
W.R. Grace & Co. Agrees to Bankruptcy Settlement at 32 Superfund Sites On December 20, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced that W.R. Grace agreed to a $34 million bankruptcy settlement for cleanup costs at 32 Superfund sites across the country.   Settlement Agreement   12/20/2007
Alcoa, Inc. to conduct $243 million cleanup at Grasse River Superfund Site in New York Alcoa, Inc. confirmed its intent to design, implement, operate, and maintain EPA's selected remedy for cleaning up the Grasse River Superfund Site in Massena, N.Y., as required by an unilateral administrative order (UAO) issued in 1989.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/5/2013
EPA Orders FMC to Perform $57 Million Cleanup Action at Former Phosphorus Processing Facility in Idaho EPA issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) for remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) to FMC to implement an interim response action estimated to cost $57 million dollar to address contamination at its former phosphorus processing facility that is located within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho.   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/10/2013
EPA Issues Amended Order for $13.6 Million of Additional Cleanup Work at South Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site On September 17, 2012, EPA issued a First Modification to Administrative Order and Statement of Work to New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) and Minebea Co for cleanup work at the South Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site in Petersborough, New Hampshire. EPA initially issued a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) to NHBB and Minebea Co. in June 1990 to conduct the cleanup work associated with the Record of Decision (ROD) issued on September 27, 1989.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/17/2012
EPA and Forest Service Issue Joint UAO at the Holden Mine Site On June 26, 2012 the EPA and the United States Forest Service (FS) jointly issued a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) Section 106 Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) to Intalco Aluminum Corporation for cleanup work at the Holden Mine Site, located in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wash.   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/26/2012
EPA issues Order for Aerojet General Corporation Superfund Site On September 20, 2011, EPA issued an order to Aerojet Corporation requiring them to conduct a $60 million cleanup of rocket fuel-polluted groundwater at the Aerojet Superfund Site in Rancho Cordova, Calif.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/20/2011
EPA issues Order for San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site Area 4 - Puente Valley On September 13, 2011, EPA ordered Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation to spend an estimated $20 million to build a groundwater cleanup system to address contamination stemming primarily from the former Benchmark Technology facility in the City of Industry, CA, located within the San Gabriel Valley Superfund Sites.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/13/2011
U.S. District Court Southern District New York Opinion & Order Issued for Anadarko Fraud Case U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) approves the historic settlement agreement that was announced by EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 3, 2014, resolving fraudulent conveyance claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.     11/10/2014
Court Decision in Tronox Bankruptcy Fraudulent Conveyance Case Results in Largest Environmental Bankruptcy Award Ever The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York decided against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related companies that are subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a fraudulent conveyance case. The Court awarded damages between approximately $5.2 billion and $14.2 billion to the plaintiffs, which, even at the low end of the damages range, is the largest amount ever awarded in a bankruptcy proceeding for governmental environmental claims and liabilities.     12/12/2013
Exide Technologies Bankruptcy Settlement Under a consent decree and settlement agreement, approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Exide Technologies agreed to resolve its environmental liabilities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) related to 21 sites across the country.     5/25/2011
Washington State DOT Found Liable under CERCLA at the Commencement Bay Superfund Site Waterways On March 10, 2011, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a bench ruling finding that Washington State Department of Transportation is jointly and severally liable for $9.3 million for response costs incurred in responding to releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances at the Thea Foss and Wheeler Osgood Waterways within the Commencement Bay Superfund Site.     3/10/2011
Gasco Energy Gasco Energy, Inc., the former operator of the Riverbend Compressor Station on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah, has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the facility by paying a $350,000 penalty and providing for air pollution controls at its facilities in the Uinta Basin.     1/3/2011
Burlington Northern v. United States On May 4, 2009 the Supreme Court overturned the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling and held that Shell Oil Company was not liable under Superfund. The decision, along with the transcript of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit denial of rehearing en banc, and a speech by the Department of Justice's John Cruden are available.     5/4/2009
Premcor Refining Group, Inc. (Clark Refining and Marking, Inc.) Multimedia Settlement On April 1, 2002, the Justice Department, the EPA, and the State of Illinois announced a settlement with Premcor Refining Group, Inc. in which Premcor is to pay $6.25 million to resolve claims that it violated five environmental statutes at its Blue Island Refinery in Blue Island, Illinois. The complaint alleged violations of the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, as well as State of Illinois environmental laws and regulations.     4/1/2002

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