- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A northwest Indiana manufacturer has been sentenced to pay a fine and other penalties in connection with Clean Air Act false statement violations.

The (Munster) Times (http://bit.ly/1e93NWW ) reports Calumite Company LLC, was sentenced Friday in federal court. The company must pay a $325,000 fine and implement an environmental compliance plan, among other things.

The manufacturer makes an additive used in glass production.

Officials say that from December 2008 to July 2009 Calumite didn’t maintain in operating condition one of several baghouses, which is equipment used to help reduce emissions and a requirement of a permit issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Employees reportedly continued to fill logs to the contrary, which caused false information to be submitted.

Messages left Friday after business hours for Calumite weren’t immediately returned.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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