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Asphalt Company Stuck Litigating Superfund Liability in Missouri

Jan. 26, 2021, 7:45 PM

Bridgeton Landfill LLC’s bid to recover cleanup costs for waste at a radioactive Missouri Superfund site survived dismissal by a federal district court.

Bridgeton owns the West Lake Landfill, a Superfund site contaminated by waste from the Manhattan Project. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denied tenant Missouri Asphalt Products LLC’s attempt to dismiss Bridgeton’s cost recovery claim in an order released Monday.

Missouri Asphalt operates an asphalt plant at the site in St. Louis County, Mo. The company said it can’t be considered an operator under Superfund law, but the court disagreed, leaving the company...

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