EPA CHARGES REFINERS WITH CLEAN AIR VIOLATIONS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking $739,840 in penalties in eight administrative actions against seven refineries in California and one in Hawaii for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA said five of the eight plants violated CAA rules requiring refineries to install and operate continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMs). CEMs are installed to measure either the concentration of hydrogen sulfide in fuel gases before they are burned or the amount of sulfur

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