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Refinery Faces $720K in EPA Fines

Six years after a deadly explosion at a Washington state refinery, the federal agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment has filed a complaint against the Tesoro Ref...

Asbestos Pipe Work Leads to Guilty Plea

The improper removal and disposal of asbestos during pipeline work led a 60-year-old Kennard, TX, man to admit guilt for federal environmental violations, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announc...

Pipe Plant Settles Lead Issues with EPA

A now defunct pipe production plant will pay almost $1 million dollars and take steps to lower its lead emissions in an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Coating Makers Seek Delay on Risk RFI

Calling the data demands too much and too soon, U.S. paint and coating makers have requested three additional months to produce information on their risk-management plans for chemical releas...

Asbestos to Land Contractor in Prison

Six months in prison, followed by six months of house arrest, and a $10,000 fine await a South Carolina renovation company owner who contaminated a beach and oceanfront properties with asbes...

DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...

Arrest at EPA Sparks Call for Probe

A former top-ranking Environmental Protection Agency official has been charged with skimming nearly $900,000 from the agency over more than a decade—and a U.S. senator wants to know just how...

EPA Adds Time to Comply with Tank Rule

Facilities that use oil and gas storage tanks are getting a reprieve on their October deadline to install emissions controls.

EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.

Plant Changes to Cost CEMEX $3M+

The largest U.S. producer of cement and ready-mix concrete will pay more than $3 million to settle long-running federal allegations that it illegally modified a cement plant near Rocky Mount...

EPA Rule Could Put Out 15 GA Plants

More than a dozen power plants in Georgia could be out of commission soon after the approval of a new federal rule regulating mercury and toxic air goes into effect.


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