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HP, Varian Medical Owe $1 Million for TCE Cleanup, Lawsuit Says

April 2, 2021, 2:48 PM

HP Inc. and Varian Medical Systems Inc.'s predecessors’ operations in Palo Alto released trichloroethylene that seeped beneath neighboring properties and delayed a new development, a partnership alleges in a lawsuit filed in federal district court in California.

Doheny-Vidovich Partners said the companies’ predecessors disposed of hazardous substances at four sites, which contaminated groundwater under its property. The partnership seeks about $1 million from the companies to recover the costs of cleanup, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The contamination and need for cleanup caused delays and increased the costs of...

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