Texas corporation Jack B. Kelley Inc. and the former Utah business W.S. Hatch Co. have reached a $150,000 settlement with the state to pay for cleanup costs at a contaminated site in the Bountiful/Woods Cross area.
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said the settlement proves his office is serious about making sure taxpayers aren't left holding the bag when it comes to cleaning up pollution.
The so-called "Hatchco" site is at 500 South and 800 West in Bountiful, where workers from 1936 to 1986 serviced and cleaned trucks and trailers. Petroleum products, solvents and cleaning supplies were spilled, leaked or dumped into a French drain during that time.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has previously dubbed the same property as part of a 50-acre Superfund cleanup site, a designation that means the property is one of the most polluted in the country and worthy of federal funds to aid in remediation. The EPA expects the state to pay at least 10 percent of the cleanup costs and the $150,000 will be used for that.