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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:50:47 -0800 (PST)
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Row Over Tainted Land Heads to Supreme Court

Courthouse News Service
January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (CN) - A North Carolina statute of limitations that could prevent landowners from suing over toxic contamination deserves scrutiny, the Supreme Court said Friday.

The dispute involves a tract of land in Asheville where CTS Corp. had for decades stored notable quantities of trichloroethylene (TCE) and manufactured products using TCE, cyanide, chromium VI and lead.

When CTS sold the facility in 1987, it promised realtors that the property "had been rendered in an environmentally clean condition." The company said that, "to the best of [its] knowledge, no on-site disposal or otherwise wanton disposal methods were practiced at [the] facility," and that as soon as "the existing inventory of materials contained in drums and other miscellaneous equipment within the plant [was] removed from the premises, no threat to human health or the environment [would] remain."

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