No. 94-50323.

64 F.3d 202 (1995)

UNITED STATES, Plaintiff-Appellant Cross-Appellee, v. BELL PETROLEUM SERVICES, INCORPORATED, etc., et al., Defendants, Chromalloy American Corp., fdba and Sequa Corporation, Defendants-Appellees Cross-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

September 15, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert M. Ferlo, Jr., Jacques B. Gelin, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, Peter R. Mounsey, Richard Gladstein, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Environ, Enforcement Section, Denver, CO, for appellants.

James B. Harris, Scott D. Deatherage, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX, for appellee.

Before WISDOM, DUHÉ and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.

DUHÉ, Circuit Judge:

Plaintiff Appellant, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), brought this action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9607(a)) seeking reimbursement of costs for the clean-up of chromium discharge in the Trinity Aquifer near Odessa, Texas. Defendants, Sequa Corporation and its affiliate, Chromalloy American Corporation (jointly "Sequa"), John Leigh, and Bell Petroleum...

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