The Whittaker Corporation , a specialty chemical and technology concern,
said it expected a Justice Department investigation to result in criminal charges
against the company or one of its subalterns .
Whittaker said Justice Department lawyers had presented it
with evidence suggesting that employees of a Whittaker unit had illegally paid money
to a Government employee in connection with certain contracts.
Whittaker would make no comment beyond the announcement.
The company’s shares fell $2 today, to $48.875, on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the deletion of the Whittaker Corporation Superfund Site in Minnesota
from the National Priorities List (NPL).
The NPL is Appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan (NCP),
which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended.
This action is being taken by EPA and the State of Minnesota,
because it has been determined that Responsible Parties have implemented all appropriate response actions required.
Moreover, EPA and the State of Minnesota have determined that remedial actions
conducted at the site to date remain protective of public health, welfare, and the environment.
February 11, 1999.
The site to be deleted from the NPL is: Whittaker Corporation located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A Notice of Intent to Delete for this site was published December 14, 1998 (63 FR 68714).
The closing date for comments on the Notice of Intent to Delete was January 12, 1999.
EPA received no comments and therefore no Responsiveness Summary was prepared.
The EPA identifies sites which appear to present a significant risk to public health, welfare,
or the environment and it maintains the NPL as the list of those sites.
Sites on the NPL may be the subject of Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund (Fund-) financed remedial actions.
Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for Fund-financed remedial actions in the unlikely event
that conditions at the site warrant such action.
Section 300.425(e)(3) of the NCP states that Fund-financed actions may be taken
at sites deleted from the NPL in the unlikely event that conditions at the site warrant such action.
Deletion of a site from the NPL does not affect responsible party liability
or impede agency efforts to recover costs associated with response efforts.
EPA ID# MND006252233
Last Updated: September, 2006
A variety of wastes were generated as a result of the processes used at the Whittaker Corporation site.
These wastes included tank bottoms, paint sludge, old paints, off-specification paints and resins, and cleaning fluids.
The site is located in an industrial area of Minneapolis.
The Mississippi River is approximately 1,200 feet to the west of the site.
There are four industrial and four residential wells in the nearby area.