Superfund site News

$75 Million for Residents Whose Homes Were Built on Landfill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of New Orleans residents whose homes were built on a toxic landfill decades ago have won a $75.3 million court judgement against the city, its housing authority and the local school board. State district …

Wildfire Worries Dominate Discussion of Rocky Flats Refuge

DENVER (AP) — December’s Marshall fire spared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, an expanse of grasslands between Superior and Arvada that, had winds shifted, could have provided 6,200 acres of additional drought-stricken fuel to the destructive blaze. What if …

Bayer’s Other Legal Mess: An Old Liability Many Have Forgotten

The widening legal nightmare over Roundup weedkillers isn’t the only potential multi-billion-dollar liability Bayer AG inherited last year when it acquired Monsanto Co. While thousands of damage claims over Roundup have grabbed headlines and hogged the attention of investors, the …

Missouri Landfill Operator Sues for Help with EPA Cleanup

The operator of a suburban St. Louis, Mo., landfill where an underground fire smolders near illegally dumped radioactive waste is suing the drugmaker whose predecessor processed the Cold War-era nuclear material. Bridgeton Landfill LLC seeks help paying for the $205 …