United States seeks recovery from Waste Management
A proposed consent decree in United States v. Waste
Management of Illinois, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 06cv6880, was lodged
with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
In this cost recovery action brought pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9607, the United
States sought recovery of approximately $1.15 million in unreimbursed
past response costs and prejudgment interest incurred by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency at the H.O.D. Landfill Superfund Site
located near Antioch in Lake County, Illinois. Under the proposed consent
decree, Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., on behalf of itself, Morton
International, Inc., and Rohm and Haas Chemicals, LLC will pay a total
of $900,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.