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EPA reaches agreement with Sunoco on clean-air violations

Release Date: 10/28/2009
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 09-OPA210


(Chicago - Oct. 28, 2009) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Sunoco Inc. (R&M) on alleged clean-air violations at the company's chemical plant at 1019 Haverhill-Ohio Furnace Road, Haverhill, Ohio.

The agreement, which includes a $400,000 penalty, resolves EPA allegations that Sunoco failed to comply with federal requirements for controlling leaks of hazardous air pollutants from equipment at the plant.

Hazardous air pollutants may cause serious health effects including birth defects and cancer. They may also cause harmful environmental and ecological effects.

Information about EPA Region 5's air enforcement program is at http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/enforce/index.html. Potential environmental violations may be reported at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints.

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