Cytec To Pay $155,000 For Clean Air Act Violation

Tue, 10/27/2009 - 4:33am

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say a chemical company based in Wallingford will pay a civil penalty of $155,000 to resolve claims it violated the Clean Air Act.

Cytec Industries will also spend $150,000 to perform an environmentally beneficial project to resolve the allegations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A telephone message was left Monday with a company official.

The EPA says an inspection revealed the company emitted excess hazardous air pollutants from resins, including formaldehyde and methanol. Exposure to formaldehyde can result in respiratory symptoms, and eye, nose, and throat irritation, while methanol can result in blurred vision, headache, dizziness and nausea.

Cytec has informed the EPA it has stopped producing spray dried resins.


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