2009-05-07 / Local & State

Pa. Agency Sues Lockheed Over Toxic Site Cleanup

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is suing Lockheed Martin Corp. over the cost of cleaning up a radioactive site in the state's Moshannon State Forest.

The federal lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to recover about $20 million in costs caused by the release or threatened release of a radioactive substance at the Quehanna Wild Area Nuclear Site in Clearfield County.

The lawsuit says Lockheed Martin's corporate predecessor left behind contamination.

The state's been involved in cleaning up the seven-acre site since the 1990s.

Lockheed spokeswoman Gail Rymer says the company is reviewing the lawsuit but doesn't believe it has any liability.

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