EPA Fines Nebraska Drug Company $440,000

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An Omaha company that makes drugs and dietary supplements from animal byproducts has agreed to pay a $440,000 fine and change its practices to address pollution concerns.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement with American Laboratories Inc. on Tuesday.

The company did not admit any wrongdoing, but it agreed to add new pollution-reducing controls at its two Omaha locations and certify that it no longer uses hazardous pollutants.

The new controls the company has installed will enable it to reduce isopropyl alcohol emissions at both locations.

The company also agreed to submit monthly reports of all its air emissions to Omaha officials and the EPA, so American Laboratories' pollution controls can be verified.

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