GE resists penalty for alleged air pollution
Date: 1 Aug 2002
General Electric Co. yesterday said Ohio environment regulators were seeking $4.3 million for alleged clean air violations that were reported more than five years ago.
The company called the penalty, sought for allegedly constructing processes which led to new emissions without going through the appropriate procedure, "inappropriate and unreasonable" because the matter had been disclosed to the authorities more than five years ago.
"The matter involves conditions identified by the company and voluntarily disclosed to the state more than five years ago which the company proactively addressed with the concurrence of the state," GE said.
The company is also being pursued by the state of New York for failing to comply with the state's clean water regulations.
Article source: Reuters
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