News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 239-9722
  • City of Chicago to Pay $220,380 to Settle Superfund Claims by EPA for 76th & Albany Site

    Posted by on December 21, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced in a Federal Register notice that it entered into an administrative agreement with the City of Chicago concerning the 76th & Albany hazardous waste site in Chicago, Illinois. According to this presentation from the City, the site (now known as the Gateway Park Industrial Complex) "had been the home of a drive-in theater and a ...
  • Environmental Trust Fund Established in GM Bankruptcy to Clean Up 89 Sites, Including Illinois Site

    Posted by on November 16, 2010
    The Department of Justice recently published in the Federal Register a notice concerning a consent decree and settlement agreement to be lodged in the GM bankruptcy case, In re: Motors Liquidation Corp, et al., f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al., Jointly Administered Case No. 09–50026 (REG).  The settlement agreement resolves claims and causes of action of the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Proposed Superfund Consent Decree Calls for $3.6 Million Payment for Past and Future Response Costs

    Posted by on August 14, 2010
    On August 16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice provided notice in the Federal Register that a proposed consent decree was filed in United States v. Central Rubber Co., Case No. 3:10-cv-50193 (Northern District of Illinois), which is a Superfund lawsuit filed by the federal government to recover response costs incurred or to be incurred by the United States as a result of releases and t...
  • Contamination Claims Against Dry Cleaner Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court

    Posted by on June 18, 2010
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued an opinion in Tinaglia Family L.P. v. North Shore Cleaners, Inc., No. 09 C 6031, which concerned the Plaintiff's commercial and residential property in Glencoe, Illinois.  The Plaintiff's property is adjacent to property owned by the Defendants, who operate a dry cleaning establishment on site. According to the co...
  • Illinois Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss PRPs’ Cost-Recovery Claim

    Posted by on May 27, 2010
    On May 12, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss crossclaims for cost recovery under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA" and more commonly known as Superfund) in United States v. Pharmacia Corp., No. 99-cv-63. Section 107(a) of CERCLA (42 U.S.C. 9607(a)), subjects certain ...

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