COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 20)—Five current and former Ohio-based rubber companies will pay about $19 million to cover past costs associated with a Superfund site near Akron, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Industrial Excess landfill site in Uniontown, Ohio, operated from 1965 to 1980. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear Aerospace Corp., Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., B.F. Goodrich Co. and GenCorp Inc. arranged to have hundreds of thousands of gallons of liquid waste disposed of at the site, the EPA said.
About $18 million goes to the EPA for its past research, hazard containment and oversight costs. Another $875,000 goes to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for its costs, the federal government said.