EPA settles case with Cemex Puerto Rico

EPA settles case with Cemex Puerto Rico
06 October 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced that Cemex Puerto Rico will spend an estimated US$1.7m on pollution control measures to reduce NOx emissions from its plant in Ponce. In addition, the company will pay a US$160,000 penalty for Clean Air Act violations.

The settlement addresses modifications Cemex made to its cement plant without obtaining the proper permit, as required by the Clean Air Act, a statement by the EPA said.

Following an EPA inspection, Cemex conducted a smokestack test at the plant and potential violations were discovered. In the settlement, conducted will install control technology, which will reduce NOx emissions by approximately 1423tpa.

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