Flexsteel Industries agrees to pay for Elkhart Lane Street Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site cleanup

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Flexsteel Industries has agreed to a consent decree that requires it to pay $9-point-8 million dollars for the cleanup of contamination at the Lane Street Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site in Elkhart.

The company has also agreed to reimburse the E.P.A. for a portion of its past costs incurred. Flexsteel is liable for the cleanup because its former manufacturing operations contributed to contamination at the Lane Street Site.

Previously, the E.P.A. entered into administrative settlements with two other potentially responsible parties for their alleged contributions to the contamination.

The settlement ensures that the responsible party and not the taxpayers fund the cleanup, which will protect the drinking water and health of Elkhart residents.

More information about the Site is available on the Lane Street Ground Water Contamination website (https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0510229).

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