From Daily Reporter:

ST. LOUIS, Mich. — A central Michigan community has agreed to a $26.5 million settlement with a chemical company accused of contaminating its water supply in the 1950s and 1960s.

The city of St. Louis hopes its settlement with Rosemont, Ill.-based Velsicol Chemical Co. will help pay to replace the water system that serves the area, which is contaminated with a byproduct of the pesticide DDT, the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant and The Saginaw News reported Wednesday.

“It’s a monumental and historic occasion and it’s a gigantic step forward in our quest to provide reliable and quality water so the citizens won’t fear it,” said Bob McConkie, the city manager.