EPA cites Dow Corning for clean-air violations

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES, AUGUST 18, 2006
Dow Corning Corp., a joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) and Corning Inc. (GLW), was cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged clean-air violations.
A Dow Corning representative wasn’t immediately available for comment.
According to the EPA, Dow Corning failed to operate air pollution control devices that restrict emissions of volatile organic compounds and particulates at two of its production processes in Midland, Mich.
The company failed to restrict the emissions in the manner required by its state operating permit and state regulations, and failed to comply with record-keeping requirements, the agency alleged.
The EPA said the findings are preliminary and it may issue a compliance order, assess an administrative penalty or bring suit against the company.
Dow Corning has 30 days from receipt of the notice to met with the EPA to discuss resolving the allegations.

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