PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the former owners of a Superfund site near Philadelphia have agreed to pay $2.1 million in past cleanup costs.
The EPA says in a statement Wednesday that Occidental Chemical Corporation, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Glenn Springs Holdings Inc. have also assumed responsibility for all future cleanup costs at the site, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
From 1942 to 1985 the site was used for disposal of industrial wastes including oils, metal filings, tires, and PVC sludge. It was placed on the Superfund list of contaminated sites 1989.
Glenn Springs Holdings spokesman Eric Moses says the company substantially cleaned up the site under the direction of EPA and the state, and will cooperate to support future use of the property.