EPA Hits Plastics Maker Polar With CAA Suit

Law360, New York (June 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed suit against Polar Industries Inc. in Connecticut on Tuesday, accusing the plastic foam maker of underreporting its emissions of volatile organic compounds.

Polar has used an outdated method to calculate the amount of VOCs emitted by its Prospect, Conn., plant since at least 1998, the complaint says. Had the company reported the correct figures, it would have been required to obtain certain permits, install emission-control equipment and purchase emission offsets, according to the suit.

Because it did not possess the...
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