"Company Seeks To Settle River-Cleanup Liability"

"KALAMAZOO — The U.S. arm of chemical giant LyondellBasell is in negotiations to settle its environmental cleanup liabilities — which include the Kalamazoo River Superfund site — with the U.S. government, according to a company spokesman.

LyondellBasell, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2009, has reached an agreement in principle with the federal government to pay $250 million for cleanup at 11 sites across the country, including an 80-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River that is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs."

Chris Killian reports for the Kalamazoo Gazette February 28, 2010.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010