Cat elc Coolant bypasses $1.4 billion COVID-19 cleanup bill
MOUNT PLEASANT, Calif.
— The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay $1 billion to clean up the El Cajon Creek Coolant Plant after an explosion caused by a defective cat-eater.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will pay for the plant in a deal announced Wednesday, and the EPA is now on a $1 million-a-day loan to cover the plant’s $1,500 per day maintenance costs, according to a news release from the agency.
A $400 million cleanup project was completed last month and was scheduled to be completed by the end of March.