Equistar To Spend $125M On Cleanup

Law360, New York (July 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Petrochemical company Equistar Chemicals LP has agreed to spend $125 million to address federal government concerns over air, water and hazardous waste violations at seven of its petrochemical plants.

In a consent decree released Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required Equistar to invest in measures to significantly reduce the pollution coming from seven manufacturing facilities in Texas, Iowa, Illinois and Louisiana.

Specifically, the Equistar facilities involved are its Channelview, Chocolate Bayou, Corpus Christi and La Porte plants in Texas;...
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