“Fallout from the discovery that contaminated soil was left unattended in public locations for years has now expanded to include interviews by federal agents and a $2 million lawsuit against the town of Ramapo.
Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, chairman of Rockland Sewer District No. 1, confirmed Wednesday the FBI spoke with Dianne Philipps, the executive director of the district, regarding an inter-municipal agreement the district entered into with Ramapo in 2012 to remove contaminated soil stockpiled in Sloatsburg and Hillburn.
Philipps spoke with FBI agents during a meeting this week that Rockland Attorney Thomas Humbach also attended, Hoehmann said.
Hoehmann also spoke with the FBI regarding the contract and other issues involving the district, he added.
The sewer district’s board, along with the county, filed a lawsuit against Ramapo Tuesday in state Supreme Court in New City.
The board claims Ramapo breached the 2012 agreement by failing to remove the soil and the town unjustly enriched itself, according to the lawsuit.
The sewer district is seeking $2 million in compensation, damages and restitution.”
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