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420 Tons of Pollution

Washington, DC: (Apr-21-08) The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Justice brought a lawsuit against Holly Corp's Holly Refining and Marketing unit, alleging that it had violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its facility in Woods Cross, UT. Sources stated that a settlement agreement has been reached between the federal agencies and the company, in which Holly Refining and Marketing agreed to spend $17 million on new and upgraded pollution controls at its Woods Cross refinery, resolving allegations. State officials said that the deal is expected to eliminate more than 420 tons of polluting emissions each year. Apart from the pollution upgrades, the company also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $120,000 and spend $130,000 for new emergency equipment for South Davis, Utah's Metro Fire Agency. [REUTERS: HOLLY CORP. UNIT IN $17 MLN POLLUTION SETTLEMENT]

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Published on Apr-22-08


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