Environment & Energy Report

EPA to Probe Arkema Plant’s Safety Procedures After Explosion

Sept. 12, 2017, 9:55 PM

The EPA is opening an investigation into whether Arkema’s chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, was in compliance with existing regulations when explosions occurred at the plant after it suffered flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

The agency issued a Section 114 letter, a request for information under the Clean Air Act, to Arkema SA.

Any information Arkema provides could be used in administrative, civil, or criminal actions, according to the letter. The Environmental Protection Agency gave the company until Sept. 17 to comply.

The letter, issued Sept. 7, was reported by ABC News Sept. 8, and later obtained by Bloomberg...

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