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Aluminum Company to Pay $4.4 Million for N.J. Site Cleanup (1)

May 7, 2021, 1:30 PM; Updated: May 7, 2021, 2:36 PM

An aluminum die company must pay $4.4 million to clean up a New Jersey site it used for nearly half a decade, a federal district court said.

Unimatic Manufacturing Corp. operated a die casting facility in Fairfield, N.J., from 1955 to 2001. Its operations released polychlorinated biphenyls into the environment, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey said in a Thursday opinion.

The court found the consent decree to be fair, reasonable, and consistent with the goals of Superfund law. In addition to the response costs, “the parties also gain immediate resolution and avoid the uncertainty, delay, ...

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