WASHINGTON (AP) — A container glass manufacturer and a cement manufacturer have reached settlements with the government to spend up to $282 million to cut emissions at 28 plants around the country, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
The settlements for the second-largest companies in their business sectors require pollution control upgrades and acceptance of emission limits.
Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. of Muncie, Ind., will install pollution control equipment that the Justice Department estimated would cost $112 million at 15 plants in 13 states.
Under the settlement, Saint-Gobain has agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations.
Lafarge North America Inc., and two subsidiaries will spend up to $170 million to reduce emissions at 13 cement plants in 13 states. The company, the second-largest manufacturer of the most commonly used type of cement, has agreed to pay a $5 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Lafarge is based in Herndon, Va.