EPA, DOJ Reach Agreement With ARMOX Over Clean Air Violations

Indiana company will pay $100,000 penalty; spend $721,000 to bring plants into compliance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement with American Iron Oxide Co., also known as AMROX, on alleged clean-air violations at three facilities in Indiana.

AMROX has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and complete environmental projects totaling $34,000.  Additionally, the company will spend approximately $721,000 to ensure the company‚Äôs plants are in compliance with the Clean Air Act.

The agreement addresses allegations made by the EPA that AMROX failed to properly control hazardous hydrochloric acid and chlorine emissions from its three facilities. The company also failed to get a state operating permit for its Portage plant.

AMROX will complete odor impact and health risk assessments in the Portage area and implement any measures recommended by the studies, for its environmental project.

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