Dover Will Pay $1.4M To End EPA Claims Over Chemicals

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EST) -- Dover Chemical Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties to resolve claims from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it illegally manufactured chemical substances at facilities in Ohio and Indiana.

The company made chlorinated paraffins at plants in Dover, Ohio, and Hammond, Ind., in violation of Toxic Substances Control Act premanufacture notice obligations, according to the EPA. The agency also lodged a complaint and consent decree in Ohio federal court Tuesday.

Under the agreement, Dover will no longer make short-chain chlorinated paraffins, which...
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