Sunday, September 17, 2006

Due Diligence on Potential Environmental Issues

As a result of our recent adventures with NJ's Sunshine Law, we've been looking into some interesting legal sites dealing with NJ issues. One of the more interesting ones is which recently posted a followup to the Day Care/mercury scare:

"Raymond Papperman, Chair of the Environmental Law Group, was featured in Don't Buy an Eco-liability Nightmare in the August 28 issue of NJBIZ magazine. It discusses the recent discovery of New Jersey day care center that had been unknowingly operating on the site of a former thermometer factory. The day care had to close after high levels of mercury were found in the air and the water.

Papperman said, "The biggest thing you can do is due diligence. If DEP is satisfied you've done all you can do, you are protected from future claims." The article goes on to discuss steps businesses need to take to find out about a property's past and the possibilities of environmental contamination."

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