Owens-Illinois Unit Makes $39M Emissions Deal With EPA

By Joshua Alston (December 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EST) -- A unit of Owens-Illinois Inc. agreed Monday to a nearly $39 million settlement in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's suit in Ohio federal court alleging violations of Clean Air Act emissions standards at several glass plants.

Ohio-based Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., the nation's largest glass container manufacturer, will spend $37.5 million to reduce nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter by almost 2,500 tons per year at plants in Atlanta, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the EPA. Owens-Brockway will also pay $1.45 million in fines, for violations at the plants, including a Pennsylvania plant that closed in 2010.

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