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Cabot to spend $85 million to meet USEPA's emission rules

The company agrees to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US carbon black plants

BS B2B Bureau  |  Boston, USA 

Global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, Corporation, has entered into a consent decree with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in connection with the USEPA’s national enforcement initiative to control from industrial sources including manufacturing facilities. As a result of the consent decree, has agreed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US plants in Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas.
 
As a part of the settlement, has committed to install advanced control technology and continuous emission monitoring systems. The control technologies will be installed and commissioned over a six and a half year time period at a cost of approximately $ 85 million. will be identifying means to recover the impact of this investment over time.
 
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Patrick Prevost, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabot, commented, “has a long history of leadership in the industry. Consistent with this, we have been working proactively with the to implement advanced emissions reduction technologies. Building on our strategic commitment to sustainability, we have come to an agreement with the on new air emission limits. This agreement will remove uncertainty and enable a more consistent approach to our manufacturing strategy. As the first party in our industry sector to come to an agreement with the USEPA, we also believe this will set the standard for the entire US industry.”
 
Although has not acknowledged any noncompliance, under the settlement agreement the company has agreed to a civil penalty payment of $975,000, all of which was previously accrued by the company. has further agreed to invest approximately $4,50,000 toward environmental mitigation projects that will be focused on energy efficiency improvements in the communities where the three US manufacturing plants are located.

First Published: Wed, November 20 2013. 11:29 IST
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Cabot to spend $85 million to meet USEPA's emission rules

The company agrees to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US carbon black plants

The company agrees to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US carbon black plants Global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, Corporation, has entered into a consent decree with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in connection with the USEPA’s national enforcement initiative to control from industrial sources including manufacturing facilities. As a result of the consent decree, has agreed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US plants in Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas.
 
As a part of the settlement, has committed to install advanced control technology and continuous emission monitoring systems. The control technologies will be installed and commissioned over a six and a half year time period at a cost of approximately $ 85 million. will be identifying means to recover the impact of this investment over time.
 
ALSO READ: Auto fuel policy to fuel emission control catalyst demand in India

Patrick Prevost, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabot, commented, “has a long history of leadership in the industry. Consistent with this, we have been working proactively with the to implement advanced emissions reduction technologies. Building on our strategic commitment to sustainability, we have come to an agreement with the on new air emission limits. This agreement will remove uncertainty and enable a more consistent approach to our manufacturing strategy. As the first party in our industry sector to come to an agreement with the USEPA, we also believe this will set the standard for the entire US industry.”
 
Although has not acknowledged any noncompliance, under the settlement agreement the company has agreed to a civil penalty payment of $975,000, all of which was previously accrued by the company. has further agreed to invest approximately $4,50,000 toward environmental mitigation projects that will be focused on energy efficiency improvements in the communities where the three US manufacturing plants are located.
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Cabot to spend $85 million to meet USEPA's emission rules

The company agrees to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US carbon black plants

Global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, Corporation, has entered into a consent decree with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in connection with the USEPA’s national enforcement initiative to control from industrial sources including manufacturing facilities. As a result of the consent decree, has agreed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter (PM) from its US plants in Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas.
 
As a part of the settlement, has committed to install advanced control technology and continuous emission monitoring systems. The control technologies will be installed and commissioned over a six and a half year time period at a cost of approximately $ 85 million. will be identifying means to recover the impact of this investment over time.
 
ALSO READ: Auto fuel policy to fuel emission control catalyst demand in India

Patrick Prevost, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cabot, commented, “has a long history of leadership in the industry. Consistent with this, we have been working proactively with the to implement advanced emissions reduction technologies. Building on our strategic commitment to sustainability, we have come to an agreement with the on new air emission limits. This agreement will remove uncertainty and enable a more consistent approach to our manufacturing strategy. As the first party in our industry sector to come to an agreement with the USEPA, we also believe this will set the standard for the entire US industry.”
 
Although has not acknowledged any noncompliance, under the settlement agreement the company has agreed to a civil penalty payment of $975,000, all of which was previously accrued by the company. has further agreed to invest approximately $4,50,000 toward environmental mitigation projects that will be focused on energy efficiency improvements in the communities where the three US manufacturing plants are located.

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