Air Products Settles Acid Disposal Suit For $1.5M

Law360 (August 26, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A unit of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. has agreed to pay close to $1.5 million to settle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claims that the company mismanaged the disposal of a hazardous sulfuric acid byproduct at its Pasadena, Texas, facility.

Air Products LLC said in a consent decree lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas that it would pay $1.485 million in civil penalties to resolve a suit alleging the company violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.

The complaint, also filed Wednesday by the EPA, Texas...

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