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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Environment - "Court rejects Indiana company's attempt to avoid EPA cleanup"

From Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter, a story today that begins:

Federal judges today rejected an electronic component maker's effort to remove its controversial former North Carolina manufacturing facility from U.S. EPA's Superfund cleanup program.

In a sharply worded 23-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit deconstructed CTS Corp.'s challenges to EPA's 2011 decision to add the company's former Asheville property to the National Priorities List.

Judge Patricia Millett, a recent Obama appointee to the court, said each of the Elkhart, Ind.-based company's objections to EPA's inclusion of contamination at three wells near the property is "without merit."

"The handful of challenges that CTS did timely make to the EPA's testing processes amount to little more than methodological nitpicking," Millett said.

Here is the opinion.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 8, 2014 07:26 PM
Posted to Environment