Solutia signs “decree“ with EPA and Justice Department

US chemical, fibre and polymer manufacturer Solutia, Inc. has signed a “Consent Decree” with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice regarding the clean-up of PCBs in a…

US chemical, fibre and polymer manufacturer Solutia, Inc. has signed a “Consent Decree” with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice regarding the clean-up of PCBs in and around Anniston, Alabama, US, John C. Hunter, president and CEO reported on 23 March. The decree has two parts: a remedial investigation and feasibility study. “The remedial investigation will ensure that all of the needed environmental information is gathered to assess potential risks to human health and the environment,” Solutia said. “Over the last few years, we have gathered much of the sampling data needed for the Remedial Investigation – including more than 5,000 samples of soil, water, sediment and fish,” Hunter said. The feasibility study will explore ways to permanently address PCBs in Anniston and surrounding areas.