November 23, 2010
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today said Missouri will receive at least $3.7 million to clean up several hazardous waste sites in the state, as a result of an agreement with Tronox Incorporated.
Koster said the agreement is part of a bankruptcy settlement for Tronox, which is a pigment production company based in Oklahoma City. The agreement is between the company and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a number of other states, and the Navajo Nation. Tronox will make deposits into a multi-state trust to fund the clean-ups. The Missouri sites slated for clean-ups include creosote-contaminated sites in Kansas City and Springfield.
“Taking care of our environment is a responsibility we all share,” Koster said. “This office takes that responsibility seriously and will continue to vigorously enforce the laws governing the use of our natural resources.”