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US Government and Boeing agree to pay for clean-up at Fresno

20-Sep-2010 1:58 PM

US Government and Boeing agreed to pay City of Fresno millions for the clean-up of a contamination at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (The Associated Press, 16-Sep-2010). Fresno launched a lawsuit in 2006 over pollution at the airport dating back to World War II, in which aircraft degreaser polluted the airport and groundwater. Almost USD17 million has been spent on cleaning up the pollution so far, while the city still requires a further USD10-20 million to complete the cleanup. Under the settlement, the government will pay 68% of future costs, Boeing will pay 22% and Fresno will pay 10%. Boeing is part of the agreement as it purchased the interest of the company involved in the contamination.