February 24, 2009

BP pays $180m for clean air violations

The US Department of Justice has fined BP Products North America almost $180 million for violating EPA's Clean Air Act regulations at its Texas City, Texas refinery.

BP agreed to the settlement and will spend more than $161m on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring and improved management practices on its petroleum refining operations. EPA said these actions will reduce emissions of benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by approximately 6,000 pounds annually.

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