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PCB Cleanup

Washington, DC: (Feb-19-08) The US Justice Department brought charges against media firm CBS Corp., over the cleanup of six polluted "Superfund" sites in the Bloomington, Indiana area. The suit was filed over a long standing dispute tied to one of the company's former Westinghouse industrial operations. CBS is the corporate successor to Westinghouse Electric Corp., which operated an electrical capacitor facility in Bloomington.

The company has reached a settlement in the dispute, in which it agreed to pay $31.35 million to resolve litigation. The department said in a release that CBS would remove PCB contaminants from groundwater and streams at a cost estimated at $22.8 million, and it would pay $6.67 million to reimburse the Environmental Protection Agency for costs. It would also pay $1.88 million to the Interior Department for restoring natural resources. Company officials claimed that when combined with earlier settlements, CBS will have spent an estimated $247 million on the Bloomington cleanup. [REUTERS: CBS'S PCBS]

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Published on Feb-20-08


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