GCMC agrees to pay $7.5M penalty

Aug 19, 2013 | 09:44 AM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical, GCMC, environmental settlement, Texas Clean Air Act, Greg Abbott, emissions, pollutants, Eramet Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

NEW YORK — Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp. (GCMC) will pay $7.5 million to the state of Texas to settle an environmental enforcement action launched in 2011 at its Freeport, Texas, facility.

The penalty is the third-largest recovery from a single facility in the history of the Texas Clean Air Act, according to state Attorney General Greg Abbott. ....

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