WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Co., in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have agreed to clean up a 60-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.
The companies will spend roughly $28.6 million to help rid the marsh of contaminated sediments and monitor long-term effectiveness.
“We appreciate that these companies have stepped forward to remedy the contamination to which they and others have contributed,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “This settlement makes critical progress toward the remediation of the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site and will minimize risks to people and the environment posed by contamination in the marsh.”
The LCP Chemicals site hosted a petroleum refinery and, between 1919 and 1994, conducted activities that led to widespread contamination. Potentially responsible parties Honeywell and Georgia Power have been helping clean up the site since it shut down.
“I am pleased that Honeywell and Georgia Power have stepped forward to continue cleanup as we work towards fixing the environmental mess caused by other companies’ greed many years ago,” said U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver for the Southern District of Georgia.