ExxonMobil, regulators reach CAA accord

ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to install new equipment and processes costing an estimated $571 million at its seven US refineries under a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice.The two federal agencies expect the comprehensive Clean Air Act (CAA) agreement, which involves plants in five states, to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 53,000 tons/year.It was the 17th settlement in an EPA-DOJ initiative to work with US refineries on compliance with CAA provisions involving New Source Review and prevention of significant deterioration, new source performance standards, leak detection and repair requirements, and benzene national emissions standard...

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