WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Boeing is suing the federal government over pollution at the company’s old aircraft plant in Wichita.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas seeks to recover unspecified past and future costs for cleaning up soil and groundwater contamination at the facility.
The Justice Department had no immediate comment on the litigation.
Boeing contends it is entitled to recover costs for pollution associated with a period when the government owned the site, as well as a time between 1940 and 1979 when the government was actively involved in manufacturing activities.
Its lawsuit argues the government controlled military aircraft production and waste handling through regulations, contractual requirements, military specifications and inspections.
The company says the cleanup costs are necessary to address a threat to human health or the environment.