Bob Hope Airport Contests Designation as “Potentially Responsible Party” by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Lockheed Groundwater Cleanup Costs

Airport Authority Files Suit to Compel Lockheed to Honor Commitment to Defend Authority in EPA Action

BURBANK, Calif., July 13, 2010 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Bob Hope Airport, is vigorously contesting a recent action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) naming the Authority as a “potentially responsible party” for costs of ongoing groundwater cleanup beneath the Airport.  The Authority originally purchased the Airport from Lockheed Corporation in 1978 and acquired additional parcels of property from Lockheed in subsequent years.

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