EPA cites Dow Chemical over Clean Air violations

REUTERS, JULY 14, 2006
NEW YORK, July 14 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Friday cited Dow Chemical Co. (DOW.N: Quote, Profile, Research) for clean-air and chemical release reporting violations at its Midland, Michigan, facility.
The Environmental Protection Agency said the citings are preliminary findings of violations. It said it may issue a compliance order, assess an administrative penalty or bring suit against the company.
The EPA alleges that Dow violated testing, operating, monitoring, record keeping, reporting and notification requirements of the Clean Air Act and exceeded emission and other limits at the facility.
The EPA also cited Dow for failing to file the required chemical release forms for some chemicals and underreporting the volume of other chemicals at the plant in 2000, 2001 and 2002. It has proposed a $53,109 penalty for these violations.
Dow spokesman Chris Huntley said the company needs to review the filing before it can provide a comment.

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