Lockheed Martin to expand LA-area groundwater cleanup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Lockheed Martin will expand cleanup of San Fernando Valley groundwater contaminated by decades of manufacturing and testing of aircraft and other industrial equipment.
The Los Angeles Times reports Lockheed Martin will build a system to transfer contaminated water from North Hollywood to a treatment plant in Burbank that is not used to capacity.
This will provide 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water to the DWP, saving ratepayers more than $170 million over 30 years. The aerospace giant will also pay the utility $20 million over several years.
Lockheed Martin says it has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency on cleanup measures for 20 years and the agreement is an extension of that.
The project will start by 2021.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/