Fertilizer Co. To Pay $17.6M Over Nitric Acid Pollution

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Fertilizer company CF Industries Holdings Inc. on Tuesday agreed to fork over about $17.6 million to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act at nine nitric acid plants in Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Under the settlement, which is now subject to a 30-day public comment period and approval from an Iowa district court, CF Industries will pay $625,000 in civil penalties for permit, emissions limit and record-keeping violations.

Of that money, $325,000 will go to the federal government and $100,000 will go to each...
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