PCS Nitrogen to clean up waste, pay $1.5 million fine

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The company that owns a closed fertilizer plant in Geismar has agreed to clean up more than a billion pounds of hazardous waste and to pay a $1.5 million fine to federal and state agencies, reports the Associated Press.

PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer LP “will provide over $84 million of financial assurance” for the cleanup, final closure and 50 years of monitoring and maintenance, according to statements from the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Justice Department, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Read the full story.