Reaxis Challenges Discharge Limits In Pa. DEP Permit

Law360, Philadelphia (November 4, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- The owner of a western Pennsylvania chemical plant argued Friday that a recent permit from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection improperly burdened it with new monitoring requirements and discharge limitations for chemicals that originated at a neighboring former coal mine.

In a filing with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, Reaxis Inc. — which purchased the plant in 1995 — said that the new requirements came nearly 20 years after the prior owner inked a consent agreement with DEP to install a drainage system to divert...
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