Local plant included in $12 million Clean Air Act violation settlement

A local plant is included in a $12 million settlement agreement over Clean Air Act violations. (MGN/file)
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WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) Lehigh Cement Company LLC and Lehigh White Cement Company, LLC have agreed to invest about $12 million in pollution control technology at their 11 Portland cement manufacturing plants including one in Woodway to reduce more than 4,555 tons of nitrogen oxides and 989 tons of sulfur dioxide pollution annually, EPA officials announced Wednesday.

“This settlement with Lehigh and Lehigh White will significantly reduce harmful air emissions at their cement plants nationwide,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division Bruce Gelber.

“The settlement is a product of the federal government’s close work with state and local agencies who all share the goal of improving air quality in their regions in compliance with state and federal laws.”

The settlement lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is subject to a 30-day public comment period and final court approval.