CalPortland to pay $350K in penalties for Clean Air violations

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently lodged a consent decree resolving Clean Air Act claims against CalPortland Co. concerning the company’s Rillito, Ariz., cement plant. EPA’s complaint alleged that CalPortland did not obtain permits required by the Clean Air Act. The company agreed that it will either upgrade equipment, such as baghouses and spraybars to reduce particle pollution, or install a new, state-of-the-art kiln and retire four existing kilns. In addition, CalPortland agreed to pay a $350,000 civil penalty.

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