Georgia-Pacific Hit With Clean Air Act Complaint

Dec. 17, 2018, 8:51 PM

Arkansas plants operated by Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC exceeded federal limits for sulfur and other pollutants, the Justice Department alleged in a new lawsuit.

Multiple air pollution control systems at GP’s paper pulp and chemical manufacturing facilities in Crossett, Ark., allowed emissions above federal Clean Air Act standards the Dec. 14 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas alleges.

The federal government seeks civil penalties for violations that occurred between February and September 2015, when they were corrected.

The 26-count complaint also alleges “equipment leaks” that allowed formaldehyde emissions, failure to use an approved method ...

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