WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue September 4, 2012
Group Sues over Cleanup of Superfund Site
A group managing a Superfund site in western Kentucky has sued more than 300 companies, municipalities and universities to recoup the cost of waste removal at the Superfund site. LWD PRP wants to force 334 others to kick in money to cover the costs of removing a variety of liquid wastes, oils, and other hazardous and non-hazardous pollutants from the LWD incinerator site in Calvert City, Kentucky.
The incinerator was in use from the 1950s until October of 2005. The 32-acre plant was one of the largest hazardous waste facilities in the country. LWD PRP has paid $9.5 million toward cleaning up the site through September 1st. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Paducah, seeks a judge's order to force the defendants to contribute to the cleanup.