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DuPont, GE Get Partial Win in Suit Over Hudson River Cleanup

Feb. 13, 2020, 6:13 PM

E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., General Electric Co. and others won’t have to face claims seeking recovery of costs incurred in the cleanup of contaminated Hudson River sediments, a federal court ruled.

They continue to face claims for contribution brought by BASF Corp., which seeks reimbursement for cleanup costs associated with a sewer line that ran through two properties and contributed to arsenic, lead, and other hazardous substances found in the sediments.

A 2017 consent order with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation required BASF to remediate Hudson River sediments near Rensselaer, N.Y.

The estimated...

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