Paint makers must pay for R.I. lead cleanup

'THIS WAS a critical victory for our state and our kids, and I congratulate Attorney General Patrick Lynch and his legal team for their outstanding work,' said U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who as attorney general initiated the first state lawsuit against paint makers. 
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'THIS WAS a critical victory for our state and our kids, and I congratulate Attorney General Patrick Lynch and his legal team for their outstanding work,' said U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who as attorney general initiated the first state lawsuit against paint makers. /
PROVIDENCE – Today at noon, Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein ruled that Sherwin-Williams Co. and other former makers of lead paint must pay the costs of cleaning up affected Rhode Island homes and public buildings, according to R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch. The judge also denied the paint companies’ request for a new…

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