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EPA Avoids Utah Ranch Developer’s Superfund Liability Lawsuit

Sept. 17, 2021, 3:05 PM

The EPA can avoid a lawsuit by a Park City, Utah, resort group that says it can’t develop part of its property due to possible contamination, as a federal court in the state said an ongoing investigation at the property blocks the suit.

Courts can’t consider Superfund citizen suits until after a removal action is complete, according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Here, the Environmental Protection Agency is engaged in an ongoing removal action at the Richardson Flat Tailings proposed Superfund site, the court said. As a result, the claims by Resort Center Associates challenging ...

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