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Settlement Ensures that New Bedford Company Adheres to Measures to Control Air Pollutants

Release Date: 08/20/2014
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

BOSTON – EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have lodged a Consent Decree with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations by Coyne Textile Services of New Bedford, Mass.

Under the Decree, Coyne will meet stringent emissions limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from its industrial laundry operations. The company will apply for a state permit amendment establishing limits on its VOC emissions.

EPA and DOJ alleged that Coyne’s excess emissions of VOCs have contributed to the formation of ground-level ozone in Massachusetts, and required strict emission limits from 1994 to the present. Coyne will also pay a penalty of $50,000.

More information:

- Review the consent decree http://www.justice.gov/enrd/6492.htm
- Enforcing the Clean Air Act (
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/air-enforcement)
- Report a Violation (
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/report-environmental-violations)

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