EPA reaches settlements over emissions violations at 3 South Dakota ethanol plantsBy AP
Friday, October 1, 2010
EPA, SD ethanol plants reach deals over emissions
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federal authorities have reached agreements for three South Dakota ethanol plants to fix violations of the Clear Air Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement Friday that a settlement was reached with POET, James Valley and Northern Lights over emissions violations at the Groton and Big Stone plants. A separate agreement was reached with Dakota Ethanol LLC over its plant in Wentworth.
The EPA says the plants are taking steps to correct the violations.
The agency also says James Valley, Northern Lights and POET have agreed to a $150,000 fine, and Dakota Ethanol will pay $75,000.
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