Efforts to dredge toxic industrial chemicals from the Fox River should continue, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge has decided that two companies won’t have to pay for the cleanup of PCBs from Little Lake Butte des Morts and portions of the Fox River.
Federal prosecutors were expected to ask a judge Thursday to restart the cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Fox River in Brown County, a project that could cost more than $1 billion.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The third year of dredging at the polluted Fox River could end as early as next week after a federal judge raised questions about who’s liable for the cleanup. Paper company Appleton and NCR Corp. have paid for more than two years of cleanup and agreed to pay for the [...]
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is back in federal court trying to get two companies to resume full-scale efforts to clean up the Fox River. Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno asked a federal judge Wednesday to force NCR Corp. and paper company Appleton to resume all-out efforts to dredge and [...]
By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled NCR Corp. and Appleton Papers Inc. must pay an estimated $700 million to help clean a contaminated river. The judge this week ruled Atlanta-based NCR and the Appleton-based paper company are responsible for cleaning up the Green Bay-area Fox River. [...]
Published: October 14, 2010
Tags: Arjo Wiggins Appleton, Department of Justice, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Fox River, Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, lawsuit, NCR Corp., paper mills, PCB, sewer system
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice and state prosecutors on Thursday sued a group of paper companies that haven’t reached long-term agreements to clean up pollution in the Fox River. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Green Bay, alleges the companies owe the state and [...]