- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with 16 companies for cleaning up the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown.

The EPA said in a news release Monday that the agency and the state of Maryland have reached agreement with the companies for more than $14.3 million contain contaminated soils and waste on site of the Central Chemical Corp. facility.

The companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and additional funds for future costs.

Central Chemical Corp. blended agricultural pesticides from the 1930s to the 1960s. The company dumped DDT, arsenic and other toxic chemicals in an old quarry on the property.

The proposed consent decree is subject to a 30-day public comment period and court approval.



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