The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suing Erie Coke Corp., a merchant producer of foundry coke, over benzene pollution at a plant in Pennsylvania. According to the EPA, benzene leaks had still not been fixed, despite a previous lawsuit by the agency and the state Department of Environmental Protection regarding a similar issue of pollution. The company and both agencies completed two consent decrees that required Erie Coke Corp. to fix the pollution issues. Under obligation to the consent decrees, the company invested $15 million on plant improvements, and shelled out over $4 million in fines. However, upon inspection by the EPA in March ... Read More
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