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Cognis Corp.

Ohio State filed charges against the chemical maker for air pollution violations at its 100 acre plant. The state claimed Cognis exceeded permitted emissions of volatile organic compounds from its chemical processing operations and alleged particulate emissions exceeded permitted levels at two coal fired boilers. Cognis agreed to pay a $290,000 fine to the state and fund a $20,000 pollution prevention study at the plant; $62,000 of the fine will go to a state program to fund clean diesel fuel burning school buses. (Jan-13-07) [THE ENQUIRER: COGNIS POLLUTION]

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Published on Jan-16-07


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