United States v. Apex Oil Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20189
No(s). 08-3433 (7th Cir. Aug 25, 2009)

The Seventh Circuit upheld an injunction, at the behest of EPA under the authority of RCRA, requiring an oil company to clean up a contaminated site in Hartford, Illinois. The lower court determined that millions of gallons of oil, composing a "hydrocarbon plume" trapped not far underground, are con...