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Judge Orders Owner Of Dry Cleaning Company To Pay $83,885 For Cleanup

Mealey's (July 16, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York on July 9 ordered the owner of a former dry cleaning company to pay $83,885 in past response costs for cleanup of perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination and declared that the owner is responsible for all future response costs, after granting the property owner’s motion for default judgment in a lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (S&K Commack Development LLC v. Hasn Dry Cleaners Inc., d/b/a Kwik Cleaners, et al., No. 13-CV-5297, E.D. N.Y.;...
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