Muskogee glass container plant part of federal emissions settlement
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Monday, December 03, 2012
An Ohio company which owns a glass container manufacturing plant in Muskogee has agreed to install pollution control equipment and pay a $1.45 million air quality fine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Monday.
Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. will install equipment to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and particiulate matter by nearly 2,500 tons annually, according to the EPA. The facilities which will add the controls include Owens-Brockway’s plants in Muskogee, Atlanta, Ga.; Waco, Texas and Clarion and Crenshaw, PA.
The equipment installments will cost about $37.5 million, according to the report. Owens-Brockway also will pay a $1.45 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at the five manufacturing plants.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is also a signatory to the consent decree.The settlement will be filed in Ohio federal court and includes a 30-day comment period before finalization.