Shell settles federal air pollution charges from Deer Park plant

07/22/2013
Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships agreed to spend at least $115 million to resolve federal air pollution charges stemming from flaring and other activities at its Deer Park, Tex., refinery and chemical plant near Houston, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced. They said the US subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC also agreed to pay a $2.6 million fine, spend $1 million on a state-of-the-art system to monitor benzene levels at the facility's fence line near a residential neighborhood and school, and make the data publicly available online. Shell will spend $100 million to control emissions from industrial flares at the installation, DOJ an...
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