groundwater contamination

270 Companies Pay to Clean One Connecticut Superfund Site

270 Companies Pay to Clean One Connecticut Superfund Site

HARTFORD, Connecticut, November 3, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of dollars in cleanup costs at a former solvent recycling and resale facility in Southington, Connecticut will be covered by three related settlements reached by the federal government with more than 270 companies responsible for the mess. The Solvents Recovery Service of New England disposed of solvent-laden…

Florida Fines Lockheed Martin $50,000 for Tainted Water Discharge

Florida Fines Lockheed Martin $50,000 for Tainted Water Discharge

TALLEVAST, Florida, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection today reached a legal agreement with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to resolve violations that occurred when about 5,000 gallons of untreated wastewater was released from the company’s on-site pump and treat system in the small town of Tallevast on Florida’s west coast.…

Seattle Stormwater Problem Engages All Levels of Government

Seattle Stormwater Problem Engages All Levels of Government

BELLEVUE, Washington (ENS) – The City of Seattle, King County and the Boeing Company have signed an agreement with the state of Washington to investigate and propose solutions for cleanup of soil, stormwater, and groundwater contamination in the North Boeing Field/Georgetown Steam Plant area of south Seattle. Signed Thursday, the agreement will pave the way…

Apex Oil Ordered to Clean Soil, Water Under Illinois Village

Apex Oil Ordered to Clean Soil, Water Under Illinois Village

EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – Vapors from an underground plume of millions of gallons of leaked and spilled petroleum products have migrated into homes in the village of Hartford, Illinois, causing years of fires, explosions, and evacuations. Now, one of the responsible parties, Apex Oil Company Inc., has been ordered to…

Owner of 'Lowest Price' Gas Stations Fined $3 Million

Owner of 'Lowest Price' Gas Stations Fined $3 Million

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 19, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board has ordered a company that owns gas stations in the mid-Atlantic states to pay a $3.16 million penalty for violations involving 72 underground fuel storage tanks at 23 gas stations. In a ruling announced today, the board upheld the agency’s enforcement action…