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Meeting slated for Whittier Superfund site

June 9, 2008 |  5:08 pm


The EPA will hold a meeting on June 24 to show off a proposed cleanup plan at the former Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Whittier. 

Omega, a solvent and refrigeration recycling company, shut the site in 1991, but apparently forgot to take a few things with it. In 1996, after state inspectors had a look, 2,700 drums of hazardous chemicals and contaminated soil were removed.

The soil and groundwater are still highly contaminated 12 years later, says the EPA. "We invite the public to examine our proposed cleanup which will lead to restoring the property," said Keith Takata, director of the EPA's western Superfund office.

-- Janet Wilson

Photo: EPA