Rhode Island Moves On Lead Cleanup | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 39 | p. 45 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 24, 2007

Rhode Island Moves On Lead Cleanup

Department: Business
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Rhode Island officials are seeking court approval of a plan that would require three former manufacturers of lead-based paint that lost a lawsuit last year to pay an estimated $2.4 billion to fund the cleanup of hundreds of thousands of contaminated homes throughout the state. The plan calls for Millenium Holdings, Sherwin-Williams, and NL Industries to cover the costs of lead testing and abatement in an estimated 240,000 housing units and several hundred schools and child care centers over a four-year period. In a joint statement, the three companies call the abatement plan "an astonishingly expensive and intrusive public works experiment."

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