The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement of $1.44 million with TDY Industries, LLC to help pay for groundwater cleanup at the South El Monte portion of the San Gabriel Valley Area 1 Superfund Site in Los Angeles, Calif.
EPA is overseeing the extraction and treatment of groundwater polluted with industrial solvents such as TCE (trichloroethylene) and PCE (perchloroethylene), a chemical once common in dry cleaning operations.
The current water treatment systems at the site operate continuously at an annual cost of more than $2 million.
“This settlement brings the total amount recovered to almost $27 million to pay for the cleanup of polluted groundwater,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest.
Press Release, October 30, 2012