Settlement Awarded for Contaminated Scrap Yards

After three years of environmental litigation, a Trust in Indiana was awarded $4.3 million in cleanup costs for two sites contaminated with lead and polychlorinatedbiphenals (PCBs).  The Trust filed the suit in 2007 under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Indiana Environmental Legal Action (ELA) statute for cleanup costs for the polluted scrap yards.  “The Trust claimed that defendants discarded batteries and transformers containing lead and polychlorinatedbiphenyls (PCBs) at the scrap yards, contaminating both properties.” (Source:

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