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Union Pacific Targeted in Superfund Suit Over Lead Contamination

May 24, 2021, 5:36 PM

Union Pacific Railroad Co. and a handful of other companies should pay to clean up lead-contaminated soil near homes in Missouri, a mining and metal production company said in federal district court.

Doe Run Resources Corp. sought to recover the costs of complying with a 2018 consent decree in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Each of the defendants owned or operated the Big River site south of St. Louis, or were involved in disposing hazardous substances there. The defendants include farm supply, plastic manufacturing, and quarry companies in addition to Union ...

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