NL Industries, Inc. v. State, ___ N.J. ___ (2017). In 1976, the Legislature passed the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 to -23.24 (“the Spill Act”). The Spill Act became effective in 1977.
Years earlier, in the early 1970’s, Sea-Land Corporation built a seawall in Laurence Harbor, NJ that was designed to protect the area from erosion. That seawall was built, in part, with slag, an industrial byproduct, which was allege