CalPortland To Pay $1.4M To End EPA Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 6:22 PM EST) -- CalPortland Co. will pay more than $1.4 million to settle Clean Air Act claims brought by the federal government, in one of the largest ever settlements with a cement facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

CalPortland has also agreed to spend roughly $1.3 million on pollution controls to reduce emissions at its Kern County, Calif., plant, which has some of the country's worst pollution, the EPA said. Those pollutants can cause respiratory problems including childhood asthma, according to the agency.

“Today's $1.4 million settlement...
To view the full article, register now.