EPA Settles With MFG Chemicals Over Toxic Gas Release

Law360, New York (October 16, 2009, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled a suit against MFG Chemicals Inc., whose allegedly sloppy manufacturing techniques at a Dalton, Ga., facility led to a toxic gas release that forced a mass evacuation and killed surrounding plants and animals.

The chemical company denied the allegations but agreed to pay $270,000 in civil penalties to resolve the short-lived dispute, according to a joint stipulation filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Problems in MFG's triallyl cyanurate manufacturing process caused an...
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