"Northrop To Clean Up Calif. Water At Superfund Site"

"LOS ANGELES - Northrop Grumman Corp on Thursday reached a settlement with U.S. environmental regulators that requires the aerospace giant to spend about $21 million to clean up groundwater pollution dating from World War II manufacturing through the 1980s.

Northrop operated three of 62 "source properties" that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found had discharged contaminants into groundwater at a Superfund site in the San Gabriel Valley, northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The EPA announced the settlment on Thursday in a statement."

Gina Keating reports for Reuters August 38, 2009.

Source: Reuters, 08/28/2009