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Daily Court Reporter - News Rutgers Organics Corp. agrees to $18 million cleanup and $500,000 restoration of injured natual resources at Nease Superfund site near Salem

 

Rutgers Organics Corp. agrees to $18 million cleanup and $500,000 restoration of injured natual resources at Nease Superfund site near Salem

The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Interior and the state of Ohio announced today that Rutgers Organics Corporation (Rutgers) has agreed to complete the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Superfund Site (site) near Salem, Ohio, estimated to cost $18.75 million. The agreement is memorialized in a consent decree lodged in federal court today in Youngstown, Ohio. Under the consent decree, Rutgers also agrees to restore injured natural resources at the site and nearby areas, at a cost of approximately $500,000. Further, Rutgers will reimburse federal and state agencies their past response and assessment costs of about $1 million.

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Date Published: October 4, 2016

 

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