OKLAHOMA CITY (July 25)—The union representing workers at two of Continental Carbon Co.'s carbon black plants has filed a second federal lawsuit against the company charging the firm with past and continuing violations of federal hazardous waste laws. This suit, filed July 23 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, alleges violations at Continental Carbon's Ponca City, Okla., plant. The Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union filed a similar suit in Texas June 21 alleging waste law violations at the firm's Sunray, Texas, facility. Members of PACE Local 5-857 in Ponca City have been locked out at the carbon black plant there since May 2001.
PACE files second federal suit against Continental Carbon
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