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Apr 28, 2011 7:46 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

Louisiana, Placid Refining Reach Deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities and Placid
Refining Company LLC have reached a deal settling alleged violation cases dating back to 2004.
The agreement announced Wednesday calls for the company to reduce emissions at its Port Allen refinery and pay $675,000 to the state.
Placid also will implement projects to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides by about 150 tons per year, sulfur dioxide by about 845 tons per year, particulate matter by approximately 40 tons per year and volatile organic compounds by about 30 tons per year at the refinery.
The state Department of Environmental Quality said the agreement is part of its Small Refinery Initiative. In the 109-page settlement, Placid denies any violation of laws or regulations.


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