East Bay Mun. Util. Dist. v. Department of Commerce

ELR Citation: ELR 21293
No(s). 97-5079 (D.C. Cir. May 1, 1998)

The court holds that the U.S. government is not liable as an operator under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for hazardous waste cleanup costs at an abandoned mine site. The court first holds that CERCLA clearly exposes the federal government to suit...