- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

EDDYVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says Cargill Inc. has agreed to settle a complaint over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a manufacturing plant in southern Iowa.

The plant, at Eddyville, uses methanol, formaldehyde and other compounds considered air pollutants by the EPA to make vitamin E from soybean byproducts.

The EPA says Cargill failed to comply with regulations designed to prevent leaks of air pollutants from equipment which created the potential for release of excess emissions.

The company has agreed to pay $110,000 civil penalty and spend at least $155,000 to install new pumps without seals to replace the current mechanical seal pumps that have potential to leak.

A Cargill spokesman did not immediately respond to a message.

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