Alcoa to pay $19.4M toward river cleanup

Apr 02, 2013 | 11:29 AM | Jethro Wookey

Tags  Alcoa, Reynolds Metals, aluminum producer, aluminum, NOAA, Massena plant, cleanup settlement, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe General Motors

LONDON — Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. will pay $19.4 million toward the cleanup of a stretch of the St. Lawrence River in New York resulting from the release of hazardous substances from its Massena operations since at least the late 1950s.

The case was brought against Pittsburgh-based Alcoa; Reynolds Metals Co., which has been owned by Alcoa since 2000; and Detroit-based General Motors Co.’s former Central Foundry plant. The polluted section of the river is adjacent to land owned by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.....

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