Arkema, EPA Settle Clean Air Charges

Law360, New York (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Industrial chemical producer Arkema Inc. has settled an administrative action brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging it violated the Clean Air Act by failing to control the hazardous leaks at its now-closed Riverview, Mich., facility.

The EPA announced the settlement on Tuesday, reporting that Arkema will pay a $170,000 penalty for the alleged violations, which the agency found during an inspection.

Arkema has not admitted or denied the EPA's allegations, which it officially settled in January. The agreement removes any of the company's liability...
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