BASF Settles With EPA Over Coolant Leaks

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT) -- BASF Corp. has agreed to pay more than $380,000 in fines and overhaul industrial refrigeration units at numerous manufacturing facilities to settle U.S. regulators' allegations that the chemical company violated the Clean Air Act.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed a consent decree Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, resolving claims that BASF leaked excessive amounts of ozone-depleting refrigerants from coolers at plants in Texas, Ohio, New Jersey and Michigan.

The company has vowed to use more environmentally friendly technology...
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