Texas Chemical Co. Settles Air Pollution Claims For $2.5M

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A Houston-area chemical storage facility will shell out $2.5 million to the state of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims that it released unacceptably high levels of harmful chemicals into the air from 2012 through 2016.

The federal government and the state of Texas will each receive half of $2.5 million from the Vopak Terminal Deer Park facility in Harris County, Texas, which the government says violated Texas law and the Clean Air Act by using open air tanks that allowed chemicals...
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