Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 28, 2008

US EPA settles Clean Air Act violations with Journal Holdings for $200,000.

U.S. EPA settled several Clean Air Act violations with Journal Holdings Inc., 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, Wis., formerly known as NorthStar Print Group Inc., for $200,000.  The clean-air violations occurred at the company’s printing plant at 512 Ninth Ave., Norway, Michigan.

U.S. claimed that Journal Holdings violated national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for the printing and chromium electroplating industries. EPA said testing, planning, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements were violated.  According to EPA, hazardous air pollutants may cause serious health effects including birth defects and cancer. They may also cause harmful environmental and ecological effects.

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