14 August 2013 20:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Gulf Chemical has agreed to pay $7.5m (€5.6m) for violation of the Texas Clean Air Act, the ?xml:namespace>
Gulf Chemical, a subsidiary of France mining and metallurgy company Eramet, had been accused in 2011 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) of unlawfully emitting pollutants into the air, water and soil from its
As part of the agreement, Gulf Chemical will institute real-time metals monitoring in an attempt to ward off future pollution, state attorney general Greg Abbott said.
“Enforcing our state’s environmental quality laws is critical to protecting
Abbott’s office said only two other settlements with the state over pollution violations were more costly – BP’s $50m in civil penalties over emissions at its Texas City refinery and Huntsman’s $9m in civil penalties over emissions at its Port Arthur facility.
($1 = €0.75)
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