AG Curtis Hill announces agreement involving glass-container company that allegedly violated Clean Air Act

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Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today that his office helped craft a settlement agreement involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the state of Oklahoma and a glass-container company alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.

Under terms of the settlement, Anchor Glass Container Corporation will install pollution controls to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter at its container glass manufacturing facilities. Anchor will also pay a civil penalty of $1.1 million to be divided between the United States and the two state signatories under the consent decree, Indiana and Oklahoma. One of the company’s facilities is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Read additional details regarding the settlement in a release by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Protecting the health and safety of Indiana residents is one of my office’s top priorities,” Attorney General Hill said. “Settlements such as this one help ensure that future generations will breathe cleaner air, and I’m grateful for the collaboration of our federal and state partners in bringing about this positive result.”

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