"Firms To Pay $14.3M To Clean Up Central Chemical Site in Hagerstown"

"PHILADELPHIA — Sixteen companies have reached a $14.3 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Maryland to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soil at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, the agency announced Monday.

The companies have also agreed to reimburse $945,000 for past costs, and to reimburse for future costs associated with oversight of the cleanup, the EPA said in a news release.

The consent decree is subject to a 30-day public-comment period and court approval."

Tamela Baker reports for the Hagerstown Herald-Mail August 17, 2015.

Source: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, 08/18/2015