BASF Agrees To Pay For Plant Emissions Violations

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT) -- BASF Corp. agreed Friday to pay $500,000 in civil penalties to the U.S. government for a series of alleged lapses of emissions controls at the chemical titan’s Freeport, Texas, manufacturing plant.

The company and the government said in a consent decree lodged simultaneously with a complaint that the settlement was designed to bring the facility into compliance with the Clean Air Act and source review permits.

The parties said the decree was negotiated in good faith and served the public interest by avoiding protracted litigation....
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