LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleven companies and landowners blamed for polluting Southern California water supplies will pay about $6.6 million to clean up the contamination.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it’s reached agreements to fund groundwater cleanup at a South El Monte Superfund site.READ MORE: Police: Michael Rhee Of Lake Forest Attacked Asian Woman, Believing She Was White, In Retaliation For Rise In Hate Crimes
The agency claimed the current or former landowners and business operators polluted the groundwater with toxic industrial solvents.
The agreements cover only a portion of the eight-square-mile Superfund site in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles.READ MORE: Standoff In Pasadena Ensues After Man Found Stabbed Several Times
Last fall, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. was ordered to clean up groundwater contamination at the Superfund site, at a cost of about $20 million.
The EPA says several tons of contaminants have been removed since groundwater cleanup began at the Superfund site in 2008.MORE NEWS: Aquarium Of The Pacific Mourns Loss Of 20-Year-Old Sea Otter Maggie
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