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Environmental – CERCLA Cleanup – Petroleum Exclusion – Responsible Parties (access required)

Although defendants, prior property owners and their wives, in this action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9607, allege that the contaminants alleged are petroleum hydrocarbons exempt from CERCLA coverage under the "petroleum exclusion," 42 U.S.C. § 9601(14), the court cannot now say as a matter of ...