The media giant CBS has agreed to pay $31 million to clean up six ultra-polluted Superfund sites around Bloomington, Ind. CBS is the corporate successor of Westinghouse, which ran industrial operations in the area that polluted streams and groundwater with high concentrations of PCBs. An agreement to clean up the contamination in the 1990s was abandoned; CBS has been negotiating another deal with the state and U.S. EPA ever since. “The citizens of Bloomington have lived for too long with fish advisories because of the high concentrations of PCBs in fish in local streams,” said the EPA’s Mary Gade. “The settlement puts into place measures that will reduce PCB levels in fish and bring about a day when fish in [area streams] can be safely eaten by people and animals alike.”

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