- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Federal authorities say Honeywell International and Georgia Power will spend $28.6 million to clean up 760 acres of saltwater marsh at a polluted industrial site on the Georgia coast.

The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday an agreement for the next phase of environmental cleanup at the former LCP Chemicals industrial site in Brunswick, which landed on the federal Superfund list of hazardous waste sites in 1996. Cleanup efforts have been ongoing since 1994.

Starting in 1919, the site had been home to a petroleum refinery, an electric plant and various manufacturing operations. Six officers and employees of LCP Chemicals were convicted in the 1990s for dumping mercury and other chemicals. Georgia Power previously operated electrical generators at the site, which Honeywell purchased in 1998.

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