EPA, ChemCentral Settle Over Explosion

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- ChemCentral Midwest Corp. has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that an explosion and fire that destroyed the company's Kansas City, Mo., facility violated environmental and public health laws.

The EPA, which announced the agreement Thursday, said $225,000 of the total is a fine. The remaining $150,713 of the total is to reimburse the EPA's costs in responding to the blaze.

The cost recovery part of the settlement is subject to a public comment period of no...
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