Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 28, 2008

Lawyer Sanders says US EPA and Celanese Acetate settle Clean Air Act violations for $60,000

US EPA fined Celanese Acetate, L.L.C., a manufacturer of acetate products in Narrows, Va., $60,000 for violations of Clean Air Act. US EPA cited the company for problems occurring in 2003 related to the monitoring and repairing of equipment at Celanese’s Celco plant located at 3520 Virginia Ave. in Narrows.  

According to EPA, Celanese failed to perform a required test on a continuous emissions monitor for nitrogen oxides on a boiler at the Celco plant.  In addition, Celanese failed to monitor valves, connectors, and heat exchangers; failed to repair a leaking connector; failed to cap an open-ended line; and failed to include all required information in its regulatory reporting documents. The failures also violate Celanese’s air permit issued under the Clean Air Act.

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