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EPA Reaches $6.5M Settlement To Clean Up Whittier Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it had reached a tentative $6.5 million settlement with 145 parties to clean up groundwater contamination for up to four miles around a Superfund site in Whittier.

“We are pleased that this settlement will help address the groundwater contamination to which these companies and others have contributed,” EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator John Busterud said of the former Omega Chemical Corp. site. “Ensuring the protection of a vital drinking water source for L.A. County is one of the priorities in getting this site cleaned up.”

The settlement is subject to a 30-day public comment period, but has been agreed to by parties that each sent tons of waste to the Omega Chemical site in the 12500 block of East Whittier Boulevard, previously the location of a recycling company.

 

Read the source article at CBS Los Angeles

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