Eastman Chemical Settles Over Clean Air Act Claims

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Eastman Chemical Resins Inc. settled a Clean Air Act suit in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, agreeing to pay a $632,000 civil penalty and spend more than $2 million to improve pollution controls at a manufacturing facility.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Allegheny County Health Department filed suit on the same day as the settlement, alleging more than 10 years of air pollution violations, including record-keeping failures and emissions of volatile organic compounds, at a facility near Pittsburgh.

The EPA's complaint charged that the facility, which makes...
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