Teva Unit To Pay $540K EPA Fine Over Clean Air, Water Claims

Law360 (April 13, 2020, 9:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a proposed $540,000 settlement on Monday with a unit of pharmaceutical company Teva to end claims that a now-shuttered Puerto Rico facility breached a quartet of environmental protection laws, including the Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

In a suit filed concurrently in Puerto Rico federal district court, the EPA alleged that the TAPI Puerto Rico Inc. plant in Guayama, Puerto Rico, let hazardous waste incinerators and storage vessels leak pollutants into the atmosphere unchecked and siphoned wastewater into a public sewer system that flows into Las Mareas Bay.

"TAPI failed to comply with the...

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