HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The federal government has sued CBS Corp., a landowner and a pottery manufacturer over the costs of cleaning up a hazardous waste site north of Gettysburg.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. Middle District Court on Monday seeks a judgment that would force the defendants to pay the federal government's environmental response costs, including interest, at the Shriver's Corner Superfund Site.
The defendants are CBS Corp., because the site includes material from an elevator factory operated by its predecessor, Westinghouse Electric Corp.; SPC Residual LLC, a successor to Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co., which had its hazardous waste trucked to the site from two ceramics plants; and Donald R. Wishard on behalf of the Estate of Sarah A. Culp, the landowner.
Hazardous substances discovered at the site, which is located in a rural area, include paint, solvents, toluene, lead, cadmium, mercury and others, according to the lawsuit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Web site indicates groundwater cleanup at Shriver's Corner began in 2002 and will take more than 30 years.
Phone messages seeking comment left Thursday for government lawyers, Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. and CBS Corp. were not immediately returned. There appeared to be no listing for Wishard.