Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Ash Grove Cement Company has completed negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a consent decree that will further Ash Grove’s efforts to reduce emissions from its cement plants.
Spokesperson Jacqueline Clark tells KAKE News that the company has agreed to continue with its efforts to further reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and particulate matter from its plants. The settlement involves the installation of additional pollution control equipment and a monetary penalty of $2.5 million, which will be divided between eight states and the EPA.
“The agreement with EPA will allow Ash Grove to move forward and provide an environmentally sustainable product that is the foundation of our economy,” said Charles T. Sunderland, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.