Settlement Addresses Contamination At Va. Site

6:00 AM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Land and groundwater use at a former circuit board manufacturing facility near Richmond will be restricted because of contamination.

The Environmental Protection Agency says no new structures can be built on land above the contaminated groundwater plume. Residential use, new wells and earth moving activities are prohibited.

The restrictions are part of an administrative settlement between the EPA, the property's owner, LSI Corp., and the former owner, Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

The EPA says the facility formerly used and stored chlorinated solvents at the 120-acre site about 5 miles east of Richmond. Contaminants were discovered in the shallow groundwater table in 1989. Some residual contamination remains.

LSI will continue to operate a groundwater treatment facility at the site.

Alcatel-Lucent will complete the work if LSI fails to adequately perform it.

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5/22/2013 6:51:12 AM (GMT -4:00)

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