LOS ANGELES -- Lockheed-Martin Corporation is facing trial after being
sued by four plaintiffs alleging the company's chemical runoff
contaminated Burbank water, causing illness or death. The firm paid $60
million in 1996 to 1,350 residents and $5 million in 2000 to 400
residents in out-of-court settlements related to cancer-causing chemicals
first found in 1980 in Burbank.