Attorney General Chris Koster says his office has reached a 1-point-7 Million dollar settlement with the former General Motors Corporation to clean up the old Leeds factory in Kansas City.
General Motors ceased production at Leeds in 1988 after manufacturing cars there for 60 years. In the wake of producing more than 8 million vehicles, the plant left behind contaminants such as lead, arsenic, benzene and beryllium. GM filed for bankruptcy last year. The Attorney General’s office and the Department of Natural Resources filed the state’s claim for clean-up with the bankruptcy courts.
The Leeds agreement is part of a national settlement that will fund the cleanup of 90 contaminated GM properties across the country.