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current environmental cases

Our firm is litigating citizen suits with the goal of cleaning up natural resources contaminated with hazardous waste

 
 
 

Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International, Inc.

We represent the Interfaith Community Organization, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, and several individual plaintiffs in a citizen suit brought under RCRA that resulted in the excavation and removal of 1.5 million tons of toxic hexavalent chromium residue from a 34-acre site in Jersey City, New Jersey (known as the Roosevelt Drive-In Site or Study Area 7), and a clean-up of the deep ground water and sediments in the Hackensack River.

 
 

 
 

Hackensack Riverkeeper v. Honeywell International, Inc.

We represent the Hackensack Riverkeeper, and several individual plaintiffs in a citizen suit brought under RCRA that is resulting in the remediation of soils and groundwater at numerous properties in Jersey City, New Jersey (known as Study Areas 5 and 6) that are contaminated with toxic hexavalent chromium. Plaintiffs, Honeywell, and Jersey City have reached a settlement which provides for remediation protective of human health and the environment.  The consent decrees include rigorous financial assurance requirements and multiple layers of institutional controls.

 
 

 
 

PennEnvironment v. PPG Industries, Inc.

We represent PennEnvironment and Sierra Club in a citizen suit brought under RCRA, the Clean Water Act, and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law to remediate contaminated waters and sediments of the Allegheny River in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, caused by the unpermitted and untreated discharge of pollutants from a waste site formerly owned by PPG.  

 
 

 
 

Raritan Baykeeper v. NL Industries, Inc.

We represent the Raritan Baykeeper and Edison Wetlands Association in a citizen suit brought under RCRA and the Clean Water Act to remediate the sediments of the Raritan River near Sayreville, New Jersey, which are contaminated by heavy metals from a former titanium dioxide operation.