Koch Unit Pledges $44M Plant Upgrades To Resolve EPA Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A Koch Industries Inc. unit has agreed to spend an estimated $44 million on upgrades to its Texas chemical plant to cut emissions from industrial flares and equipment leaks, as part of a deal to settle air pollution allegations brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Flint Hills Resources Port Arthur LLC will install new equipment to recover waste gases and burn flares at 98 percent efficiency, according to the settlement. The deal also requires the chemical plant operator to cut so-called fugitive emissions that leak...
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