Industry settles emissions case with Georgia regulators

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An Augusta industry will pay fines totaling $23,750 for excessive chemical emissions related to an ongoing equipment malfunction, according to Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division.

A consent order posted today and dated Feb. 29 said DSM Chemicals North America Inc. of Augusta was in violation of its regulatory permit for exceedences of volatile organic compounds.

The plant will also be required to make a series of repairs and conduct followup monitoring, the order said. The monitoring results will be reported to EPD.

DSM manufactures caprolactam and fertilizer products at its complex on Columbia Nitrogen Road.

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