Tonawanda Coke gets violations for small explosion

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Tonawanda Coke plant is facing more violations.

The state DEC has slapped the facility with two violations after a recent small explosion. Officials say Tonawanda Coke waited too long before reporting the blast and did not properly maintain equipment.

Two employees needed medical treatment.

Tonawanda Coke executives are currently awaiting sentencing for violating the Clean Air Act in a separate case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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