U.S. Government, Former Owner of Manufacturing Facility, Found Not Liable for Site Contamination

August 3, 2015
Garrett D. Trego
MGKF Litigation Blog

Environmental law attorneys are persistently reminded to avoid overuse of acronyms, lest we forget what they mean, and a ruling from the Southern District of California recently provided an example of why we should remember to break these acronyms down to their roots. The Court’s opinion showed that a PRP is just that, a potentially responsible party, as it held that the United States government was 0% liable for the environmental contamination of a site, even though it was deemed a former “owner” of the facility under CERCLA. 

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