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February 9, 2012 | last updated February 9, 2012 11:05 am

Co. settles EPA claims over South Portland facility

Massachusetts-based Monson Cos. has settled a claim with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency related to its plant in South Portland.

The company has agreed to pay more than $68,000 in fines and provide training and equipment worth $33,000 to local emergency response teams, according to The Forecaster. The EPA claimed the company violated the Clean Air Act, state and federal hazardous waste laws and the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act at its repackaging and chemical manufacturing plant in South Portland. The EPA said Monson failed to separate incompatible chemicals and maintain adequate spacing, which could lead to fire, explosion or a toxic-gas release.

The EPA said the company has fixed those problems.

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