Transtech Industries, Inc. v. A & Z Septic Clean, No. 92-5636

CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Third Circuit
Writing for the CourtWEIS
Citation5 F.3d 51
Parties24 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,036 TRANSTECH INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware Corporation; Kin-Buc, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation; and Filcrest Realty, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation v. A & Z SEPTIC CLEAN; AAA Tank; A Alfante; ABM Disposal Service; AM Environmental; A.E. Stanley Manufacturing Company; Absolute Fire Protection, Inc.; Accurate Forming; Active Oil Service; Adchem Corp.; Adron, Inc.; Aero Nutronics Ford; Aetna Chemical Corporation; Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.; AKZO Chemicals, Inc.; Alcan Aluminum Corporation; Alcolac Inc.; All County Septic; All County Service Corp.; Allied-Signal Inc.; Alpha Metals, Inc.; Amer. Book Stratford; Amerada Hess Corp.; American Cyanamid Co.; American Products Co., Inc.; American Standard Inc.; American Trailer; Anchor Motor Freight; Andy Fiore & Sons; ARCO Petroleum Products; ASARCO, Inc.; Ashland Oil Inc.; Associated Marble Co.; Astro Pak Corporation; AT & T Technologies, Inc.; ATI, Inc.; Atlas Paints; Automatic Connector, Inc.; Avante Products Corp.; Axton-Cross Co., Inc.; B & L Industrial Service; Bad Pallet Co.; Barclay Cleaning Co.; Baron Blakeslee; Barouh Eaton Allen Corp.; BASF Corp.; Bates Manuf. Co.; Baxter Healthcare Corp.; Baronne Barr. & Drum; Beacon Fast Freight Co., Inc.; Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Bendix Corp.; Benjamin Moore & Co.; Bergen Machine & Tool; Berkeley Chem. Co.; Best Disp. & Drum Serv.; Best Disposal; Best Foods Research Cntr.; BFT; Biddle Sawyer Corp.; Big 3 Truck Plaza; Biocraft Lab. Inc.; BOC Group Inc.; Borden, Inc.; Borg-Warner Chemicals, Inc.; Borough of Wallington; Bostitch Inc.; Brookdale Shop-Rite; Brown Stone Inn; Browning-Ferris Ind. of Eliz., NJ; C & R Trucking, Co.; CPS Chemical Co.; CJR Chemical Co.; CPC Inter'l, Inc.; Cadbury Co.; Can Meg Co.; Carboline Co.; Carpenter Tech. Corp.; Cecos Intern'l, Inc.; Central Jersey Assoc.; Central Jersey Disposal; Cesco Company; Chas. Petzer Inc.; Chem Cleaning Serv.; Chem Trol Pollution; Chemical Control Co.; Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc.; Chemline Corp
Decision Date20 August 1993
Docket NumberNo. 92-5636

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5 F.3d 51
24 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,036
TRANSTECH INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware Corporation;
Kin-Buc, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation; and
Filcrest Realty, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation
v.
A & Z SEPTIC CLEAN; AAA Tank; A Alfante; ABM Disposal
Service; AM Environmental; A.E. Stanley Manufacturing
Company; Absolute Fire Protection, Inc.; Accurate Forming;
Active Oil Service; Adchem Corp.; Adron, Inc.; Aero
Nutronics Ford; Aetna Chemical Corporation; Air Products &
Chemicals, Inc.; AKZO Chemicals, Inc.; Alcan Aluminum
Corporation; Alcolac Inc.; All County Septic; All County
Service Corp.; Allied-Signal Inc.; Alpha Metals, Inc.;
Amer. Book Stratford; Amerada Hess Corp.; American
Cyanamid Co.; American Products Co., Inc.; American
Standard Inc.; American Trailer; Anchor Motor Freight;
Andy Fiore & Sons; ARCO Petroleum Products; ASARCO, Inc.;
Ashland Oil Inc.; Associated Marble Co.; Astro Pak
Corporation; AT & T Technologies, Inc.; ATI, Inc.; Atlas
Paints; Automatic Connector, Inc.; Avante Products Corp.;
Axton-Cross Co., Inc.; B & L Industrial Service; Bad
Pallet Co.; Barclay Cleaning Co.; Baron Blakeslee; Barouh
Eaton Allen Corp.; BASF Corp.; Bates Manuf. Co.; Baxter
Healthcare Corp.; Baronne Barr. & Drum; Beacon Fast
Freight Co., Inc.; Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Bendix
Corp.; Benjamin Moore & Co.; Bergen Machine & Tool;
Berkeley Chem. Co.; Best Disp. & Drum Serv.; Best
Disposal; Best Foods Research Cntr.; BFT; Biddle Sawyer
Corp.; Big 3 Truck Plaza; Biocraft Lab. Inc.; BOC Group
Inc.; Borden, Inc.; Borg-Warner Chemicals, Inc.; Borough
of Wallington; Bostitch Inc.; Brookdale Shop-Rite; Brown
Stone Inn; Browning-Ferris Ind. of Eliz., NJ; C & R
Trucking, Co.; CPS Chemical Co.; CJR Chemical Co.; CPC
Inter'l, Inc.; Cadbury Co.; Can Meg Co.; Carboline Co.;
Carpenter Tech. Corp.; Cecos Intern'l, Inc.; Central
Jersey Assoc.; Central Jersey Disposal; Cesco Company;
Chas. Petzer Inc.; Chem Cleaning Serv.; Chem Trol
Pollution; Chemical Control Co.; Chemical Leaman Tank
Lines, Inc.; Chemline Corp.; Chemquid Disposal Inc.;
Chesebrough-Ponds; Chevron Chemical Co.; Chevron U.S.A.
Inc.; Ciba-Geigy Corp.; City Serv. Oil Co.; Clairol,
Inc.; Clark Haulers; Clean Water, Inc.; Cleveland
Wrecking; Coastal Services, Inc.; Coastal Tank Lines;
Coca-Cola Foods; Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Colony Furniture
Co.; Columbia Corrugated; Columbian Ribbon; Con-Lux
Coatings, Inc.; Continental Can Co., Inc.; Continental
Chem Co.; Continental Oil; Cooper Industries, Inc.;
Covino's Industrial Disp. Serv., Inc.; Crane & Co., Inc.;
Curtis Nuclear; Curtiss-Wright Corp.; Custom Builders;
Custom Disposal; D & C Contracting; Dart Industries;
Darworth Co.; Data General Corp.; Delco Remy; Deleet
Merchandising Corp.; Delmarva Ind. Corp.; Dibella
Sanitation; Dock Watch Quarry; Donadia Brothers; Donald
Hartman; The Dow Chemical Co.; Drew Chem Corp.; Duane
Marine Corp.; Dubois Chemicals, Inc.; Duro-Test Corp.; EJ
Gaisser Inc.; E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co., Inc.; E.R.
Squibb & Sons, Inc.; Eastcoast Pollution Control, Inc.;
Eastern Ind. Corp.; Eastern Industries; Ecolab, Inc.;
Edal Industries, Inc.; Egyptian Lacquer; Elizabeth
Disposal; Elmwood Tank & Piping Corp.; Environmental
Recovery; Equadorian Line, Inc.; Exxon Corp.; Fette Ford,
Inc.; Fisher Scientific Co.; Flextrap; Flintkote Corp.;
Flock Industries; Florence Ind. Reconto; Fluid Packaging
Co., Inc.; FMC Corp.; Ford Motor Co.; Frank Foglia Jr.;
Frank Muggid Builder; Freehold Cartage; Frisch & Co.;
Fritszche D & D; FYN Paint & Lacquer; Gaess Environmental
Ser.; GAF Corp.; Galaxy Chemical; Ganes Chemicals, Inc.;
GATX Terminals Corp.; General Cable Corp.; General
Ceramics Inc.; General Electric Co.; General Motors Corp.;
Genral Sewer Service; General Warehouse; Glenwali; GM
Assembly Div.; Goodall Rubber Co.; Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Co.; Gould, Inc.; Greyhound Corp.; Guard All Chemical
Co., Inc.; Guardian, Inc.; Gulton Industries, Inc.; H & F
Chemical Co.; H & S Chemical Co.; Hardman Inc.; Hatco
Chemical Division; Hatfield Wire & Cable; Haven Chem.;
Henkel Inc.; Hercules, Inc.; Hexcel Corp.; Hi-Pure
Chemicals, Inc.; High Voltage Engin. Corp.; Highway
Disposal; Hoechst Celanese Corp.; Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.;
Holiday Inn Rest.; Howard Fuel Co.; Howmedica; HPH
Construction; Hydrocarbon Research, Inc.; IBM Corp.; ICI
Americas Inc.; ICI United States; Ilford Photo Corp.;
Imperial Oil Co., Inc.; Importico, Inc.; IND Surplus
Chemical Inc.; Industrial Silver Co.; Inmont Chemical;
Inmont Corp.; Insflex Co.; Instel Corp.; Inter'l Flavors
and Frag., Inc.; Interdata Corp.; Interstate Chem. Co.;
Iron Oxide Corp.; ITT Corp.; J. Bass & Co., Inc.; J.
Filtresto Sanit.; J.M. Huber Corp.; J.T. Baker, Inc.;
Jameco Corp.; Jameco Industries; James P. Horan, Inc.;
Jersey Sanitation; John Dusenbery Co., Inc.; John Errico
Disposal Co.; John H. Cooney, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson;
Johnson Matthey, Inc.; Kay-Fries, Inc.; Kerry Tire;
Keuffel & Esser Co.; Key Oil Co.; Knoll Fine Chemical;
Koppers Co., Inc.; Kraft Container; KTK Corp.; L & J Drum
Co.; L.E. Carpenter & Co.; Lawrence McFadden Co.; Lawson
Products, Inc.; Lehand Sales; Lehighton Elec., Inc.;
Leksi, Inc.; Leland Industries; Leland Tube Co.; Lever
Brothers Co.; Lincoln Metals Products; Linden Motor Frght.
Co., Inc.; Liquid Removal Ser.; Lucas Industries, Inc.;
Lumas Co.; M & F Chemical Co.; M & T Chemicals, Inc.;
Maas & Waldstein; Macarthur Petroleum; Madison Township;
Makar Trucking Inc.; Malla Inc.; Mallinckrodt Chem.;
Mannon Excav. & Paving Co., Inc.; Marbun Division;
Marisol, Inc.; Marpak Assoc.; Marvin Jonas Inc.; Mayco
Oil & Chemical; McGillon Excavating; McKays Trucking; The
Mearl Corp.; Mercer Rubber; Merck & Co., Inc.; Metro
Container Co.; Metrol Oil & Chem. Corp.; Metrol Petro
Chem. Co.; Michaels Industrial Disposal; Middlesex
Container; Midland Proc., Inc.; Midwest Emery;
Millmaster; Mobil Oil Corp.; Monarch Chemical; Monmouth
Medical Ctr; Monroe Chemical Corp.; Monsanto Co.; Montval
Labs; Morton Thiokol Inc.; Mutpie Trucking; N & N
Trucking; N. Amer. Metal & Chem.; National Converters;
National Gypsum Co.; National Starch & Chem. Corp.;
Nepera, Inc.; Niagara Sanitation Co., Inc.; NL Industries,
Inc.; Norton & Son, Inc.; Nutex Corp.; The Nutrasweet
Co.; Oakite Products, Inc.; Occidental Chemical Corp.;
The Okonite Co.; Olin Corp.; Organon, Inc.; The Ormand
Shops, Inc.; Ortho Diagnostics; Pamarco, Inc.; Paquet
Oneida, Inc.; Penn Central Corp.; Perk Chemical Co., Inc.;
Personal Prod. Co.; Pfizer, Inc.; Pharmac. Labs Inc.;
Phelps Dodge Corp.; Philip A. Hunt Chem.; Pioneer
Roofing Co.; Piscataway Disposal; Pitney Bowes, Inc.;
Point Pleasant Hospital; Polaroid Corp.; Polymer
Materials, Inc.; Pope Chemical Co.; Portfolio One, Inc.;
PQ Corporation; Princeton Nurseries; Procedyne Corp.;
Procter & Gamble Manf. Co.; Public Serv. Elec. & Gas Co.;
PVO International, Inc.; Quaker Chemical Corp.; Quality
Container; R & R Sanitation; R.W. Eaken, Inc.; Radiac
Research Corp.; Ray Guys Trailer; RCA Corp.; Reagent
Chemical & Research; Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.; Reiter
Drum & Barrel; Revere Copper & Brass, Inc.; Reynolds
Metals Co.; Reheem Manufacturing Co.; Richards Trucking;
Riverview Hospital; Rollins Env. Serv. (NJ), Inc.; Rupaco
Paper Corp.; Russell Reid Corp.; Russell Reid Co.;
Russell-Stanley Corp.; Rutgers-The State University;
Rycoline Products, Inc.; S & W Trucking; Sam Trucking Co.;
SB Penick Company; SSS Construction; SAB Nife, Inc.;
Safety Light Corp.; Safety-Kleen Envirosystems Co.; Samson
Tank Cleaning; Sandoz Chemicals Corp.; Santy; Schering
Corp.; Scientific Chem. Proc.; Scott Paper Co.; Sealand
Envrnmtl.; Sealed Air Corp.; Sen-Dure Products, Inc.;
Sequa Corp.; Seton Hall University; Shell Chemical Co.;
Shulton Inc. Consumer; Siegfried Chemical; Sika Corp.;
Sinclair Valentine; Smith Kline Beckman Corp.; Solvents
Distillers; Solvents Recov. Serv. of NJ, Inc.; Southern
Calif. Chem. Co., Inc.; Spectraserv, Inc.; St. Barnabas
Me. Cntr.; St. Joe Paper Co.; St. Thomas Aquinas Cl.;
Staley Chemical Co.; Standard Tank Clean; Standard Tool &
Mfg. Co.; Stanley Chemical Co.; The Stanley Works; Starch
Container Co.; Starlight Trading; Stauffer Management Co.;
Stepan Company; Sun Rise Fashion Inc.; Sybron Transition
Corp.; Tappan Tanker; Tau Laboratories; Tenneco Resins,
Inc.; Texaco Butadiene Co.; Texaco, Inc.; Textron, Inc.;
Time-DC; Tizon Chemical Corp.; Toms River Chem. Corp.;
Tuck Industries, Inc.; U.S. Metals Refining; Union Camp
Research; Union Carbide Corp.; Union Textile; Uniroyal
Chem. Co., Inc.; Unisys Corp.; United Carting; United
States Lines; United States Metals Refining Co.; United
Technologies Corp.; Universal Sanit.; UOP Chem.; The
Upjohn Co.; US Samica Corp.; Vamp Chem; Vanguard Ventron
Chemical; Village Cesspool; Vineland Chem. Co., Inc.;
W.W. Andress Co.; Wall Trends Inc.; Walter Kidde; Waltz
Enterprises; Western Union; Westinghouse Electric Corp.;
Weston Chemical; Westron Chemical Co.; White Chemical
Corp.; White Rose Tea; Whitmoyer Labs; Winchester
Westron; Witco Chemical Co.; Woodstein & Klurman; Z & W
Enterprises, Inc.; John Doe (1-500) Standard Spill;
Aluminum Billets; Macarthur Petroleum & Solvent Co. Inc.;
Central Jersey Cleaners; Clean Spray; James E. McNulty;
LCP Chemical & Plastics; Lester Summers; Sand Gravel-Stone
Co.; Meadows Facility Post O; Tenneco Chem; Western
Chemical Co.; German Shepard; Z & W Mazda; Sybron
Chemicals; United States Metal Refining Co.; General Sewer Service,
Mayco Oil & Chemical Company; Astro Pak; AT & T
Technologies Inc., by its successor American Telephone and
Telegraph Company, Inc.; Biocraft Laboratories, Inc.;
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co.; CPC International, Inc.,
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    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 3th Circuit. United States District Court of Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • July 17, 1998
    ...not voluntary, a factor in precluding the plaintiff from seeking recovery of the entire amount under CERCLA section 107), appeal dismissed, 5 F.3d 51 (3d Cir.1993), cert. denied sub nom, Mayco Oil & Chemical Co. v. Transtech Indus., 512 U.S. 1213, 114 S.Ct. 2692, 129 L.Ed.2d 823 Andritz doe......
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