Owners of Former Landfill in Pennsylvania Sued for Cleanup

August 27, 2009

The state Department of Environmental Protection is suing the owners of a former landfill in western Pennsylvania to recover more than $3 million in hazardous waste cleanup costs.

The Boldan Landfill operated in an abandoned strip mine in Westmoreland County from 1962 to 1970.

The DEP says the operators improperly disposed of hundreds of barrels of industrial waste, which were filled with solvents, acids, PCBs and other chemicals.

A massive cleanup was done in 2003 and 2004 to remove the barrels and dispose of them properly.

The defendants include Boldan Inc., which owns the property, as well companies who had hazardous materials disposed of there. Those companies include Carnegie Mellon University, CBS Corp. and Exxon Mobil.

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