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EPA Fines SC Company $1.1 Million for Air Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has fined a South Carolina industry $1.1 million and ordered the company to clean up its act after receiving tens of thousands of complaints about powerful odors that sickened neighbors living near the plant. In a news release late Wednesday afternoon, the EPA said New Indy Catawba LLC has agreed to make improvements at the plant to prevent hydrogen sulfide from being released into the air at levels “that endanger people’s health.’’

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