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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  The  Kellwood Company has entered into a settlement with EPA and the State of Missouri, to clean up contamination associated with its former metal fabrication plant in New Haven, Mo.

According to the EPA, th settlement requires Kellwood to clean up soils and ground water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene, also known as PCE, a common industrial degreaser, at what is known as the Riverfront Superfund Site.

kellwood epa 31 Kellwood to Clean Up Toxic ContaminationKellwood has also agreed to pay past and future response costs incurred by EPA and the State of Missouri associated with the contaminated area.

“The signed agreement reflects the commitment EPA has to holding polluters accountable for their actions in order to protect human health and the environment,” EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said. “I commend Kellwood for voluntarily entering into this agreement and taking responsibility for their past actions in the community of New Haven.”

The Riverfront Superfund Site was listed on EPA’s National Priorities List  in 2000.  The former metal fabrication plant was owned and operated by Kellwood from approximately 1973 until 1985.

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