Westlake Unit Will Pay $350K To Settle Mercury Pollution Row

Law360 (November 30, 2020, 6:41 PM EST) -- A chemical plant owned by a Westlake Chemical Corp. unit will pay over $350,000 and install new technology at its site on the Ohio River to end allegations it allowed more mercury to get into the river than allowed under its permit, according to a proposed consent decree filed Monday.

In the deal submitted to the West Virginia federal court for approval, the Sierra Club and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition said Eagle Natrium LLC has agreed to put in new treatment technology that will ensure mercury emissions from the industrial chemicals facility comply with federal regulations, as well as pay $25,000...

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