PVC Giant Relinquishes $12M For EPA Violations

Law360, New York (December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Shintech Inc. and a subsidiary have agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations that their polyvinyl chloride manufacturing facilities in Texas routinely mishandled hazardous waste and violated the Clean Air Act.

Shintech and K-Bin Inc. agreed to a consent decree entered into Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the same day that prosecutors filed a complaint alleging rampant environmental violations at the four manufacturing facilities.

Shintech, the largest domestic producer of PVC and subsidiary of Tokyo’s Shin-Etsu Chemical Co....
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