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EPA OKs $9.1M Deal Over Iowa Superfund Site

Law360 (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a $9.1 million settlement with a Deere & Co. unit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Ankeny, Iowa, to clean up nearly 50 years' worth of lead, chromium and other contaminants from a former industrial waste processing site.

Under the administrative settlement approved Tuesday, John Deere Des Moines Works and Ankeny will carry out the project — which includes removing the chemicals from former waste lagoons and building a protective cap on top of a former landfill at the site — and pay the EPA $145,081 to reimburse...

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