12 January 2009 19:59 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Three US sulphuric acid producers have agreed to spend $12m (€8.9m) on air pollution controls intended to eliminate at least 3,000 tons/year (2,722 tonnes/year) of emissions from plants in five states, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Monday.
EPA official Granta Nakayama said the settlement will cut over half of the companies’ annual emissions and improve air quality.
Monday’s announcement is the third nationwide compliance agreement in a Clean Air Act initiative under which federal officials expect to reach similar accords with other sulphuric acid manufacturers.
Previous compliance agreements were announced in 2007 with Rhodia and Dupont. The three agreements are expected to eliminate a combined total of 35,000 tons/year of sulphur dioxide emissions, the EPA said.
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