DuPont must test emissions, pay civil penalty

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with DuPont in Tonawanda, requiring the plant to comply with air pollution control measures.

DuPont must test the emissions from its smoke stack and pay a civil penalty to the federal government of $440,000. They also need to test and properly operation emission monitoring systems and enable proper operation of the monitoring systems.

“EPA continues to work to protect the health of people living and working in Western New York,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, in a prepared statement. “Hazardous air pollutants can damage people’s health and it is imperative that companies do everything possible to reduce this type of pollution.”

The air pollution control measures are required by the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

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