Dow To Pay $2.5M Over Enviro Violations, US Says

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Dow Chemical Co. will pay $2.5 million and commit to an improved leak detection and repair program over alleged Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act violations at its chemical manufacturing and research complex in Midland, Mich., regulators announced Friday.

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had accused Dow of breaching the CWA, CAA and the Resource Conversation & Recovery Act because of certain compliance failures, cracks in spill protection structures and discharge permitting lapses at the sprawling facility.

The federal government...
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