EPA Settles Fireworks Superfund Cleanup Row For $11M

Law360, Los Angeles (January 31, 2014, 5:38 PM EST) -- A fireworks manufacturer has agreed to pay $11 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle claims of contamination at the former B.F. Goodrich Superfund site in Rialto, Calif., covering about a tenth of the total cleanup expenses, the agency said Friday.

The estate of Harry Hescox, the late president of Pyrotronics, a now-defunct company that manufactured the mini-explosives on the site, agreed to pay the sum to compensate the EPA for its cleanup work and to pay for future cleanup, according to the agency....
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