Rogers chemical company agrees to clean-up

(December 2, 2003) - (Rogers-AP) -- A chemical company in Rogers could pay up to 400-thousand dollars to clean up a pair of contaminated work sites and make improvements in its operations to prevent other mishaps. Swift Chemical Company, which makes cleaning products, operated two sites in Rogers where state inspectors last year reported finding leaky tanks of toluene, xylene and other chemicals. An agreement reached last week with the state Department of Environmental Quality sets forth a number of cleanup requirements. The company has already spent much of the 400-thousand dollars in reimbursing the state for the costs of testing and cleaning up the two affected sites. The agreement is to be considered by the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission at its Friday meeting.