Ruling reshuffles liability in Fox River PCB cleanup in Wisconsin to Georgia-Pacific, Glatfelter

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Ruling reshuffles liability in Fox River PCB cleanup in Wisconsin to Georgia-Pacific, Glatfelter

May 28, 2015 - 10:55
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APPLETON, WI, May 28, 2015 (Appleton Post-Crescent ) -Georgia-Pacific and other area paper companies may have to contribute a greater share in the $1 billion Fox River cleanup than they realized, according to a new federal court ruling.

U.S. District Judge William Griesbach, who earlier appeared ready to leave NCR Corp. with responsibility for the entire cleanup of river, now says the company may be no more than 28 percent liable, at least for the section of the river between De Pere and Green Bay.

The new ruling is based on experts' testimony on how to apportion responsibility based on estimates of the amount of PCBs released into the river by each of the potentially responsible companies.

Post-Crescent - Fox River PCB liability reshuffled in judge's ruling

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