28 August 2006 00:00 [Source: ICB]
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Ashland on alleged clean-air violations at the firm's plant in Illinois.
The plant produces amino/phenloic resins that can be used to make plywood, particle board, adhesives, and plastic parts.
The agreement includes a $60 000 penalty and implementation of a project to install sealess pumps, which are designed to prevent leaks. This will require an investment of $154 400.
At the same time, the EPA has cited Dow Corning for its alleged failure to operate air pollution control devices that restrict the emission of volatile organic compounds and particulates.
The EPA said its finding were preliminary. Corning had been given notice to meet with EPA.
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