Rentech, US Settle Dispute Over Plant Emissions, Permits

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 5:02 PM EST) -- Rentech Energy Midwest Corp. agreed Friday to pay $108,000 in civil penalties and adopt new compliance measures to settle the federal government's claims that a nitric acid plant the company operates in northern Illinois violated a range of federal air quality and permitting requirements.

In a consent decree lodged alongside a complaint in federal court, REMC agreed to abide by new nitrogen oxide limits at the plant, establish an emissions monitoring system and conduct performance testing. 

The case stems from an October 2009 enforcement action by...
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