Processing Magazine

Air Products Reaches Settlement with EPA

August 26, 2010

A company that operates a chemical manufacturing facility in the Houston area has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties over 2006 hazardous waste violation. According to the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state announced the proposed settlement with Air Products LLC over its Pasadena facility. Authorities say the settlement would resolve violations in wrongly transferring spent acid to the nearby Agrifos Fertilizer Inc. manufacturing plant. Air Products has agreed to continue to manage the spent acid on-site and not ship it to Agrifos or any other facility not authorized to accept it.