AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is seeking to recover costs associated with environmental cleanup at a facility in Dover, Ohio.
United States of America, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, filed a complaint on Nov. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Dover Chemical Corp. citing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff seeks to recover costs incurred and to be incurred in response to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at defendant's Operable Unit 2 in Dover, Ohio. The response actions of the plaintiff allegedly were necessary to abate a danger or threat with respect to soil and groundwater contamination.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for declaratory and injunctive relief, for all response costs incurred or to be incurred, costs of action and further relief as the court deems appropriate. It is represented by attorneys with the Environment and Natural Resources Division United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and the Northern District of Ohio U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio case number 5:17-cv-02335