Ohio EPA Fines Ford $1.4M For Clean Air Violations

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fined Ford Motor Company $1.4 million for violations relating to out-of-date air pollution control equipment at the company's iron-casting plant in Cleveland.

According to the settlement, announced Tuesday, Ford will gradually decommission pollutant-emitting machinery at the Cleveland plant to comply with pollution control regulations until the factory shuts down in December 2010.

The Ohio EPA initially required the plant to update to “maximum available control technology” for its cupola metal-melting furnaces and meet emissions limits for hazardous air pollutants by...
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