Environment & Energy Report

EPA Preps Settlement With Daikin, Toshiba for Toxic Cleanup (1)

May 19, 2020, 2:28 PMUpdated: May 19, 2020, 6:59 PM

The EPA has drafted a settlement with 145 companies, school districts, and local government agencies for $6.5 million in cleanup costs for a former California solvent recycling facility.

  • The parties involved sent between one and three tons of waste to the Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Los Angeles County, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.
  • The former Omega Chemical facility recycled solvents and refrigerants at the site, including dry cleaning and degreasing chemicals, from the late 1970s to 1991.
  • Companies in the settlement include Daikin Applied Americas Inc.,...
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