owner/ operator liability

In EPEC Polymers, Inc. v. NL Industries Inc., Civ. Action No. 12-3842 (D.N.J. May 24, 2013), defendant NL Industries Inc. owned property on one side of the Raritan River, where it produced and discharged waste to the river.  Plaintiff EPEC Polymers, Inc. owned property on the opposite side of the river.  The U.S. Army