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Iowa Chemical Plant to Pay $80K for 2019 Spill that Hurt Worker

A Waterloo, Iowa, chemical plant will pay a nearly $80,000 civil penalty to settle violations of federal Clean Air Act following a spill last year that hurt a worker there, federal officials said. The federal Environmental Protection Agency said in …

Kansas Company to Pay $1M Fine After Pleading Guilty in Chemical Cloud Case

A Kansas company pleaded guilty Friday to violating clean air rules and is expected to pay a $1 million fine for its role in a chemical gas cloud that formed over Atchison in 2016, causing more than 140 people to …

Southeastern Grocers to Spend $4.2M to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday. The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement with …

2 Kansas Firms Indicted Over Noxious Chemical Release at Distilling Plant

Two companies have been indicted on federal charges after a mistake at a northeast Kansas distilling plant in 2016 released a noxious cloud of fumes that prosecutors say caused more than 140 people to seek medical treatment. The three-count indictment …

U.S. Charges Chrysler with Diesel Emissions Cheating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was accused of violating pollution laws with 104,000 diesel vehicles, sending the shares plunging on the prospect the automaker may follow Volkswagen AG in facing billions of dollars in fines. The Environmental Protection Agency alleged Fiat …

Kentucky Business Owner Gets Jail Time for Environmental Violations

A western Kentucky business owner will serve 90 days in jail for committing environmental violations during the demolition of the former Goodyear Tire plant in Madisonville. A release from the U.S. Attorney’s office says Timothy J. Smith’s company committed Clean …

Group Sues ExxonMobil Over Baton Rouge Chemical Plant Emissions

An environmental group’s lawsuit claims ExxonMobil Corp. continues to violate Clean Air Act regulations despite a 2014 settlement over emissions from the company’s Baton Rouge chemical plant. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network sued the company in federal court on March …