Environment & Energy Report

Meritor Loses Challenge to Superfund Listing of Mississippi Site

July 28, 2020, 5:39 PM

A defunct Mississippi wheel-covering facility will stay on EPA’s hazardous waste cleanup priority list after a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., found Tuesday that the agency didn’t need to consider Meritor Inc.‘s vapor mitigation efforts in its Superfund listing decision.

The Environmental Protection Agency wasn’t limited to considering only toxic emissions that occurred after Meritor installed a vapor mitigation system when it assessed the site for the National Priorities List, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said.

The court rejected the argument that the EPA must consider mitigation measures when assessing a contaminated site’s potential...

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