Companies to Pay $77 Million for Cleanup at California DDT Site

Oct. 5, 2021, 9:25 PM

Four companies have agreed to pay $77.6 million to clean up contaminated water at two Superfund sites in Los Angeles County, one of which was formerly the nation’s largest manufacturing facility for the pesticide DDT.

The approval of the three settlement agreements by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California last week not only provides for the cleanup and investigation, but collectively resolves active litigation in a case that has been pending for 30 years under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Cleanup and Liability Act, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Montrose Chemical Corp. of California, Bayer CropScience, Inc., ...

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