Ashland Unit To Pay $2M Over Pa. Superfund Site Violations

Law360, Philadelphia (July 8, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A unit of Ashland Inc. will pay $2 million in penalties to settle alleged violations of a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency governing its cleanup efforts at a western Pennsylvania Superfund site, the EPA announced Monday.

The settlement between chemical manufacturer Hercules Inc. and the EPA stems from the company’s alleged failure to inform the agency about three uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances from the treatment system operating at the Resin Disposal Superfund Site in Allegheny County.

According to the EPA, one of...
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