PITTSBURGH U.S. Battery
Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $167,000 in fines and
upgrade its air filtration system at its Corona, Calif.,
facility to settle alleged federal Clean Air Act
The fine resulted from the
companys failure to comply with federal emissions
monitoring and reporting requirements, including testing of its
lead emissions control devices, according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
After failing to provide a
thorough response to an information request in 2010,
investigators found that the lead-acid battery manufacturer
didnt perform semi-annual inspection and maintenance or
test its air pollution control devices.
U.S. Battery has agreed to
install secondary high-efficiency air filters to capture
additional lead particles.
A company spokesman didnt respond to a request for