Texas Plastics Plant to Pay Nearly $3M in Alleged Air Violations

Sept. 14, 2021, 3:16 PM

Texas-based Formosa Plastics Corporation will pay $2.85 million in civil penalties in an agreement over alleged Clean Air Act violations.

The company’s Point Comfort, Texas, petrochemical facility racked up 20 Clean Air Act violations after a series of explosions and emission releases left workers injured, according to claims brought by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department.

  • The company also will be required under the agreement announced Monday to improve its risk management programs in response to alleged breaches of Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions in the Clean Air Act. These include updates to response plans and third-party audits.
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