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Toxic Whittier - $7M Deal For Soiled Soil Cleanup

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Federal regulators reached a $7-million agreement with companies to clean up a toxic site in Whittier, reports CBS Local. The EPA and Justice Department announced on Friday that an agreement was reached with the 169 parties who used the Omega Chemical Corp between 1976 and 1991 as a recycling and treatment center for hazardous chemicals. Soil and groundwater at the site are, "tainted with Freon, trichloroethylene and other solvents and refrigerants."