Coal-burning NY coke plant fined $12.5M for Clean Air Act violations; manager gets jail, fine

  • by: CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 19, 2014 - 4:55 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An industrial plant that knowingly released hundreds of tons of the carcinogen benzene into the air over a five-year span and improperly handled hazardous sludge on the ground was fined $12.5 million on Wednesday, and a manager was sentenced to a year in jail.

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