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EPA Targets Cemex In Cement-Industry CAA Probe

Law360 (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused cement giant Cemex Inc. of violating the Clean Air Act, part of the agency's nationwide probe into cement-industry breaches of the act.

On Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the EPA sued Cemex, alleging that it failed to apply for a permit for emissions-increasing modifications at its Lyons, Colo., manufacturing facility, in violation of the CAA.

Because the modifications increased nitrogen oxide emissions in an area that hadn't met ambient air quality standards for...
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