Copper Co. Reaches $3M EPA Deal Over Lead Allegations

Law360, Chicago (February 1, 2013, 2:18 PM EST) -- Copper-based alloy manufacturer H. Kramer & Co. struck a $3 million settlement Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Illinois to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act at its smelting foundry in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

The parties lodged a proposed consent decree in Illinois federal court under which H. Kramer agreed to shell out $3 million for new state of the art pollution controls for its foundry, pay a $35,000 penalty and provide $40,000 to retrofit diesel school...
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