Shell Chemical disputes claims, but pays fine to Texas county

06 September 2011 22:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell Chemical disputed on Tuesday claims that it failed to properly report to local authorities the release of emissions from its Deer Park chemical plant in Texas, but still agreed to pay $500,000 (€355,000) to Harris County to settle the allegations.

Harris County accused Shell Chemical of not properly reporting the release of emissions from five separate events between April 2008 and March 2010.

“We are complying with the settlement in the interest of securing a timely and effective resolution to this matter,” Shell said.

“Shell shares the goal with Harris County to improve air quality, and our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our workers, community residents and the environment.”

Shell’s Deer Park facility produces acetone, benzene, butadiene, cumene, dicyclopentadiene, ethylene, isopropanol, phenol, propylene and toluene, according to ICIS plants and projects.

($1 = €0.71)

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By: Bobbie Clark
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