Feds order Lockheed, Honeywell to clean contaminated water

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered two aerospace companies to complete more than $21 million in cleanup work at a contaminated groundwater site near Los Angeles.

The order Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ends two years of negotiations with Honeywell International and Lockheed Martin.

The Daily News reports both firms have agreed to expand groundwater treatment and do more contamination studies at the 20-square-mile site encompassing Burbank and North Hollywood.

Airplanes and other machinery were built there over the last century. Chemicals used as industrial solvents were found in the water supplies in 1980.

Lockheed and Honeywell said separately that they will work with regulators to fulfill their obligations.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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