City of New York Faces Massive Liability for Failure to Remediate Superfund Site and in Exposing Bronx Residents to Groundwater Contamination

November 2011Articles Eastern Water Law & Policy Reporter
In a groundbreaking case, plaintiffs in the area of the Pelham Bay Landfill in the Bronx have successfully pled a claim against the City of New York and will be able to proceed to summary judgment and potentially to trial. The city had previously succeeded in obtaining dismissal of earlier complaints, but the current complaint succeeded and notably relied upon epidemiology to establish the basis for causation.