Sunoco To Pay Up Over Air Quality Violations

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 6:44 PM EDT) -- Sunoco Inc. has agreed to pay a $400,000 penalty for alleged air quality violations at one of its chemical plants in Ohio, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

The EPA said the agreement would resolve allegations that Sunoco failed to comply with federal requirements for controlling leaks of hazardous air pollutants from equipment at the plant.

No other details of the settlement were disclosed.

“Hazardous air pollutants may cause serious health effects including birth defects and cancer,” the EPA said in a statement. “They may...
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