Pa. Resolves Prison Pollution Suit From EPA

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 6:06 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has settled a suit over air pollution at state prisons brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, agreeing to make improvements to coal-fired boilers at the facilities.

In a consent decree entered Thursday, the same day the complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the state agency said it would pay a $300,000 civil penalty and complete all the upgrades by June 2012.

According to the EPA, coal-fired boilers had led to Clean Air...
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