Formosa Plastics Corporation Settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) today announced that Formosa Plastics Corporation (Formosa) has settled a joint federal–state lawsuit over excess vinyl chloride emissions and other violations of federal and state Environmental laws at Formosa’s facility in Delaware City, Delaware.
In settlement papers filed today in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, Formosa has agreed to take several steps to comply with environmental regulations, pay a $450,000 penalty, and take additional measures to reduce vinyl chloride emissions, including an $840,000 project that exceeds federal and state legal requirements.
- Press Release (6/08/06)
For more information, contact:
Special Litigation & Projects Division
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW MC 2243A
Washington, DC 20460