EPA Resumes Work at San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site (USA)

EPA Resumes Work at San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site

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

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