Cabot Commits $84M To Air Pollution Fixes In Deal With EPA

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 8:16 PM EST) -- Boston-based chemical and materials maker Cabot Corp. will spend more than $84 million on new technology to curb air pollution in order to settle allegations that unauthorized changes to its carbon black facilities caused harmful nitrogen oxide emissions, U.S. environmental regulators said Tuesday.

Cabot, among the world’s largest makers of carbon black — a powder used to make tires and as a pigment in products including plastic, rubber, and cosmetics — will also pay a $975,000 civil penalty, of which more than $290,000 will go to...
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