Waste Facility – Contamination to Third Parties

Waste Facility – Contamination to Third Parties

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter

A class action lawsuit was filed by 45 claimants against a waste facility alleging they contributed to off-site contamination next to a waste disposal owned by the facility. The suit alleged the contamination migrated onto the claimants’ properties, contaminating their homes, crops, and livestock. The claim was settled in the high five figures for the waste facility’s defense costs in their Site Specific Pollution Liability Policy.

1 Comment

  1. mcohen5 says:

    This is a great example of how Non Owned Disposal Sites coverage protects the Insured. Under the “cradle to grave” aspects of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the original generator of the waste may be held partially liable for any settlements, awards, fines, penalties or claims paid

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