Companies To Pay $78M To Clean Up Groundwater Tainted With Toxic Chemicals
The companies will install a new system to extract and treat the contaminated groundwater outside of the Superfund site.
The Associated Press:
Companies Agree To Spend $78 Million In Groundwater Cleanup
Hundreds of companies have agreed to spend around $78 million on cleaning up groundwater contaminated by toxic chemicals from a Southern California Superfund site, it was announced Wednesday. The consent decree, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, is the latest settlement by companies that between 1976 and 1991 sent tons of hazardous chemicals to the Omega Chemical Corp. site in Whittier or operated the treatment and disposal facility in the eastern Los Angeles suburb. (Jablon, 4/20)