US, Calif. Towns To Get $5.7M For Superfund Cleanup

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Several fireworks manufacturers will pay nearly $5.7 million to the U.S. and three California municipalities as reimbursement for cleanup costs due to the companies' groundwater pollution at the B.F. Goodrich Superfund site, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The federal government, San Bernardino County, and cities Colton and Rialto will receive a combined $5,663,000 payment under a proposed settlement, the DOJ said. In return, the municipalities and federal government will close their lawsuit brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

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