Ford Agrees To Dump Cleanup That Could Cost $30 Million

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay up to $30 million for the final cleanup of a toxic waste dump in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio.

The agreement involving the site between Cleveland and Akron was approved by federal Judge David Dowd.

The site was used for industrial dumping in the 1950s and 1960s, including wastes from Ford's Walton Hills stamping plant.

Ford said that it's glad to cooperate in the cleanup, but thinks it would cost less than $30 million.

Sixteen years ago, investigators at the dump found leaking drums filled with solvents, paint, industrial sludge and herbicides.

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