07 February 2012 22:51 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (ICIS)--Dover Chemical Corp has agreed to pay $1.4m (€1m) and to end production of certain chlorinated paraffins in order to resolve federal allegations that it violated the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Justice Department said on Tuesday.
The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleged that ?xml:namespace>
In addition to the civil penalty,
Chlorinated paraffins are a family of compounds used as metals manufacturing lubricants and coolants, in paint additives and as plasticizers and flame retardants.
“Short-chain chlorinated paraffins, however, have been found to be bio accumulative in wildlife and humans, persistent and transported globally in the environment,” the department said.
In its further production of chlorinated paraffins,
In the consent settlement that disposes of the EPA allegations,
The EPA said that the terms of the
Dover Chemical is based in Dover, Ohio.
($1 = €0.76)
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