Auto Makers Agree to Clean Up Toxic Dump: The Big Three auto makers and 13 other companies have agreed to pay $40 million to clean up a Michigan landfill. Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Chrysler Corp. and the other companies agreed to pay to remove toxic waste dumped on the site, reimburse the federal government more than $5.5 million it has spent containing the contamination and reimburse the government for future costs. The 100-acre G&H; Industrial Landfill site operated from 1955 to 1973. Soil and ground water on the site has been found to be contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, heavy metals, benzene and xylene.
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