Some of the work done at the landfill since DTSC took over last November includes repairing wells, monitoring equipment, storm drains and flare stations, Hanson said. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – While 27 companies who have disposed of waste at the BKK Landfill agreed to maintain the dump’s cleanup efforts for the next two years, state officials said Thursday they are still trying to get another 24 to comply. Marilee Hanson, attorney for the state Department of Toxic Substances Control – the agency that filed a complaint against the companies – said DTSC is pursuing the 24 companies to help in the maintenance and repair of the landfill. In the meantime, 27 companies that have used the landfill agreed Wednesday to take over maintenance and repairs on it. DTSC took over the cleanup after BKK Corp. officials said they could no longer afford it. Although the consent decree must be approved by a judge first, the 27 companies agreed to pay $5.2 million for the maintenance, and another $1 million to reimburse DTSC for its part in overseeing the cleanup the next two years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We view this as an interim step towards a longer solution,” Hanson said. “The consent decree provides a foundation for a longer-term arrangement of having the site run by private parties.” Jim Dragna, an attorney for the 27 companies – which include Exxon, General Motors and Xerox – said he hopes his clients set an example for other responsible parties to step up. “I think our intent is in working with DTSC and other regulatory agencies to ensure that those entities who have not stepped forward when asked & that DTSC follows up with enforcement actions,” Dragna said. Dragna, a Los Angeles-based attorney with Bingham and McCutchen LLP, said his clients will work with the regulatory agencies to identify thousands of other customers of the landfill, as well as help prod the other 24 companies to participate in the cleanup. Some of the other companies identified in the complaint that have not yet reached an agreement with DTSC include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy.