EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAK Steel Agrees To Pay $1.6 Million In EPA Settlement
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 3:35 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 3:56 PM EDT
Ashland , Boyd County , Kentucky
AK Steel in Boyd County has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in connection to the alleged violations at their former coke plant in Ashland.
AK Steel has agreed to pay civil penalties of $1.625 million to the U.S. and $25,000 to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the settlement, according to a news release.The company has also agreed to complete two supplemental environmental projects to reduce air emissions at their Ashland Works steel plant. The cost of the projects are estimated at $2 million.
The former coke plant was allegedly found to violate the Clean Air Act and other regulations. AK Steel closed the plant in 2011. The plant was demolished on Sunday.
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