ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- It's still subject to approval by a bankruptcy court, but the U.S. Attorney says General Motors has agreed to a settlement of claims that it dumped hazardous material into Ley Creek, which feeds into Onondaga Lake.
The claim centers on the old GM Fisher Guide plant, which is now an industrial park just outside Syracuse. The settlement covers costs paid by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the state of New York in cleaning up materials that included PCBs.
The EPA is due to receive just over $39 million, while the state is asking for just under $1 million.
GM went bankrupt in June of 2009, requiring approval of any settlement by the bankruptcy court.