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Metalworking Lubricants Company Settles Clean Air Act Case

Aug. 5, 2022, 5:22 PM

Metalworking Lubricants Co. has reached a settlement with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Protection Agency to pay a combined $310,000 in civil penalties regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its used oil processing facility in Indianapolis, according to a news release Friday.

The company allegedly emitted more than 25 tons of hazardous air pollutants per year, didn’t operate its scrubber at specific times when its oil-processing tanks were in operation, didn’t respond when it malfunctioned, and didn’t keep required records, the agency said.

Metalworking Lubricants will be required to install a carbon absorption ...