- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have reached an $11 million settlement over toxic contamination at a former Southern California industrial site.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1bJK5cB ) says the deal was reached Friday in a lawsuit involving the EPA and the estate of a former fireworks manufacturer. The money will help pay for a massive cleanup of the site in Rialto, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, and to reimburse the agency for its work.

The 160-acre site was contaminated over the decades when it was used to make and store fireworks, rocket motors and munitions. It was declared a federal Superfund site in 2009 after perchlorate and other chemicals were found in local groundwater.

The EPA earlier reached $50 million worth of settlements with companies that used the site, including B.F. Goodrich.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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