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October 12, 2016

Posted  October 24, 2016

Four Texas companies pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million for criminal violations of the Clean Air Act at two oil and chemical processing facilities in Texas.  KTX Limited and KTX Properties Inc. negligently released hazardous air pollutants after a tank explosion at their chemical and petroleum processing facility, which killed one worker at the plant and severely injured two others.  And Crosby LP and Ramsey Properties LP failed to monitor leaks of ground-level ozone (smog) producing air pollutants at their chemical processing facility.  They also admitted that they falsified records and reports to EPA and the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality certifying the facility was complying with the permit requirements.  DOJ

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