EPA HITS MOBIL WITH FINE OF ALMOST $1 MILLION

Mobil Oil Corp. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $950,000 to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from allegations that its polystytrene foam manufacturing plant in Bakersfield, Calif., exceeded limits on emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for at least 2 years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is the largest penalty levied by the agency for Clean Air Act violations in California. EPA said Mobil used the VOC isopentane as a blowing agent at its Bakersfield plant to

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