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Solutia can stop clean-up

By AP/KWMU

Anniston, AL – A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that St. Louis-based Solutia may end its
Clean-up of PCBs.

The ruling comes after the EPA said it would block the company from recovering costs from other firms, a provision of the cleanup agreement.

Solutia spokesman Glynn Young says the company is weighing its options under the June 30th ruling but doesn't want to see the Anniston, Alabama-area cleanup stopped.

Clemon denied Solutia's request to hold the federal agency in contempt for its actions in a separate proposed lead cleanup deal with eleven foundries in the Anniston area.

But he said Solutia could suspend its cleanup of PCBs, which were produced by Monsanto at the plant before the chemical was banned as a suspected carcinogen. Solutia is a spinoff of Monsanto.

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