Three companies will pay $2.1 million for OxyChem property clean-up

    Occidental Chemical, Bridgestone and Glenn Springs Holdings (an OxyChem subsidy) will pay $2.1 million to the federal government for the contamination clean-up at the OxyChem property in Pottstown.

    Vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene and other chemicals have contaminated soil and groundwater near the site after years of manufacturing operations, the Mercury reports, and OxyChem and Bridgestone now owe the Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years’ worth of court proceedings and clean-up.

    OxyChem purchased the property from Bridgestone in 1980.

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