- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers for releasing dangerous chemicals into the air at its Moses Lake facility.

The EPA says the company violated emergency planning, reporting and public notification laws.

The violations included failing to report storage of nitrogen and ammonium bicarbonate. They also included unpermitted release of hydrogen cyanide and ammonia.

The EPA says the company released the gases 10 times from 2012 to 2014. But they did not report the releases to the National Response Center.

The settlement includes a $125,000 penalty. The company agreed to implement a $375,000 project that includes buying haz-mat equipment for the Moses Lake Fire Department.



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