U.S.:Ford pays state $2.75 million toward toxic waste cleanup - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2004, 06:49   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
U.S.:Ford pays state $2.75 million toward toxic waste cleanup

By Eric Mayne / The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. has paid the state $2.75 million toward the cleanup of nearly 7,000 barrels containing toxic waste unlawfully buried in northern Michigan.

The payment, agreed to following discussions between Ford and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), will help offset the $3.6 million incurred by the state in an investigation that began in 1996.

The dump site, a 6-acre parcel about five miles southeast of Traverse City, was operated by Fabco Fabricating Co. A one-man weld shop that rebuilt parts bins used during the vehicle assembly process, Fabco went out of business in 1981.

It was not a legitimate waste hauler, nor is the site certified for dumping. How Fabco acquired the toxic material, which included paint waste, is not known.

Fabco’s business records have been destroyed and the company’s owner, John Lundahl Sr., is deceased.

Ford does not have any record of a contract with Fabco, spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said.

But the automaker is taking responsibility for the site, which includes long-term testing to monitor the operation’s effects on the environment.

Solvents such as toluene and xylene were found in a barrel labeled “Ford Motor Co. Mt. Clemens Paint Plant.”

“Clearly, the bulk of (the waste) came from Ford,” DEQ spokeswoman Patricia Spitzley said.

Kinley said just two barrels could be traced to the automaker.

The DEQ said it found discarded packaging material bearing information about other companies, such as the former Chrysler Corp. But the toxic material could only be linked to Ford.
__________________
Stacy94PGT
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2004, 14:04   #2 (permalink)
BA'o'Matic 100% working.
 
Dellboy999's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Victoria
Age: 43
Posts: 3,838
Re: U.S.:Ford pays state $2.75 million toward toxic waste cleanup

Well Ford is either covering up what it know's, or really has no idea, but either way good on em for shelling out the money :0)
__________________
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"
Dellboy999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Worldwide News



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:44.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.