- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - State environmental regulators have fined a Great Falls refinery more than $55,000 for violating emissions limits.

Department of Environmental Quality officials said in a statement Wednesday that Calumet Montana Refining has paid the fine and corrected the violations.

DEQ officials say the refinery exceeded nitrous oxide limits during a test conducted in March 2014. The company also did not adequately monitor sulfur dioxide emissions during that same period.

John Rasmann of the DEQ told the Great Falls Tribune that the agency initially proposed a $100,000 fine, but lowered it after Calumet provided additional information.

The newspaper reports that Calumet produces gasoline, asphalt and other products that are sold in Washington state, Montana, Idaho and Alberta, Canada.

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