Dry Well Pollution Claim

A storage house that contained equipment maintenance chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides had a drain that lead to a dry well. A series of small spills over several years migrated into the drain and dry well. The chemicals seeped to the groundwater and migrated to a neighbor’s property. The neighbor sued for remediation and diminution of property value. The state EPA ordered an investigation and clean-up of groundwater and the storage shed area. The general liability carrier denied the claim because other contaminants than herbicide and pesticides were involved and drove the state EPA’s actions. Expense $450,000

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