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Steel Mill Superfund Dispute Won’t Get Supreme Court Review

May 26, 2020, 1:34 PM

The Supreme Court won’t take up a legal fight over the cleanup of a polluted steel mill in Indiana.

The justices on Tuesday rejected a petition from Joslyn Manufacturing Co., which had asked the high court to resolve a dispute over how quickly a company involved in a cleanup must act if it wants other parties to help foot the bill under the federal Superfund law.

Joslyn says a lower court’s reading “does violence to the plain language of the statute and runs counter to Congress’ intent.” Respondent Valbruna Slater Steel Corp. maintains the lower court got it right.

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