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Golden company sues IBM for development site contamination

Day 2 - GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019
Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 14:54:04-04

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado developing company has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based computer corporation for dumping toxic waste in a landfill decades ago.

The Daily Camera reported Monday that Golden-based Stratus Redtail Ranch LLC filed a complaint against IBM for contaminating soil and ground water at a housing development site in Erie west of Denver.

Officials say the WWD, LLC was aware of hazardous substances on the property before Stratus purchased the site in 2015 resulting in a $4 million cleanup and development delays.

Officials say the property was used as a landfill between 1965 and 1969 by IBM to dump solid and toxic waste from its Boulder plant where it made computers, magnetic tapes and reproduction and photocopying equipment.

Defense attorneys did not immediately return for comment.


Information from: Daily Camera,