EPA Orders Calif. Co. To Test Site For Chemicals

Law360, New York (September 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chemical maker JCI Jones Chemicals Inc. must investigate the soil and water at its Torrance, Calif. plant for dangerous chemicals, including the synthetic pesticide DDT, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

EPA and JCI reached an agreement requiring the company to test the levels of chlorinated solvents, including trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, and trichloroethane, as part of the Comprehensive Response, Compensation and Liability Act, EPA said.

As part of the agreement, EPA can take legal action to enforce its terms, which include JCI's providing the agency with...
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