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JPMorgan Chase reimburses EPA for state cleanup

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Environmental Protection Agency has received nearly $1.3 million from JPMorgan Chase Bank as reimbursement for cleaning up a Superfund site in Boone County.

The EPA says the former Browning Lumber Co. site in Bald Knob was contaminated with arsenic and other hazardous substances following decades of treating wood with chromated copper arsenate. Cleanup of the site was completed earlier this year.

Browning Lumber began leasing the property from Charleston National Bank in 1976. The lumber operation closed in 1998 and the bank has since merged with JPMorgan Chase.

 


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