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Sabic to Pay U.S. EPA $1 Million for Clean Air Violations

9:30 AM MDT | June 1, 2012 | Kara Sissell

EPA says Sabic Innovative Plastics has agreed to pay $1 million in civil penalties and about $4 million in plant renovations to settle Clean Air Act violations at its Mt. Vernon, Indiana and Burkville, Alabama sites. The settlement includes an agreement for Sabic to implement a comprehensive program to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from leaking equipment such as valves and pumps. These "fugitive" emissions are generally limited by standard work practices including monitoring and repair efforts, EPA says. As part of the...

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