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Yorkshire Water has issued a writ against 12 insurance companies in a bid to cover the multi-million pound costs of the disastrous landslip of sewage sludge which engulfed a sewage works at Huddersfield in 1992.Almost 20,000 tonnes of sewage slipped from its Deighton waste tip on to the plant, and completely blocked 150 m of the River Colne.The disaster also forced the closure of a nearby ICI plant.Now a legal battle has begun over who should pick up the bill.ICI has already issued a writ against Yorkshire Water, and the utility has issued a writ against its insurers in a bid to make them pay.Yorkshire Water would not comment on the case, or on the amount of money involved. 'This is a business matter between us and ICI,' said a spokeswoman.But the firm set aside £5.5 million for clear up work in 1992 alone, and last year let a £7.5 million remedial works contract to Alfred McAlpine.The work includes building a sheet-piled cofferdam and a rock-filled bund to help remove the risk of flooding when the original channel of the Colne is reopened in 1995. CONSTRUCTION NEWS