Cleanup Responsibilty Proves Toxic in Court

Comstock, David
December 2006
Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that a New York State Appellate Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Cataract Metal Finishing Inc. against Niagara Falls City, its fire department, and chief. The company claimed that the defendants were negligent in the use of water to extinguish the fire. The court dismissed the case because the company's claim for damages was premature because the State Department of Environmental Conservation had paid for the cost of cleaning up the chemical spill from the fire.


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