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PA Reaches $56.6M Settlement for Groundwater Cleanup in LA County – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies have reached a $56.6 million settlement for further cleanup of contaminated groundwater at the Dual Site Groundwater Operable Unit of the Montrose Chemical Corp. and Del Amo superfund sites, it was announced last week. The settlement with Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, Bayer CropScience Inc., TFCF America Inc., Stauffer Management Company LLC, and JCI Jones Chemicals Inc. also includes payment to the EPA of $4 million in past costs, another payment of costs incurred by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and payment of the EPA’s and DTSC’s future oversight costs.