CT chemical company violates clean air act paying $440,000 fine

Cytec Industries in Wallingford faces fines for federal Clean Air Act violations. New York personal injury attorneys news feed

New York, NY (JusticeNewFlash.com)–The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov has issued a news release citing Cytec Industries for federal violations. The chemical resin company is facing fines for alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act. Cytec, a global chemical company with a manufacturing plant in Wallingford, Connecticut, was inspected by the EPA and found to be in violation of multiple federal policies. The EPA filed an Administrative Civil Complaint subjecting the chemical company to fines totaling $437,204.

The company makes many formulas including chemical resins used to coat and seal consumer furniture products. The production of chemical resins is regulated and termed “Hazardous Air Pollutants” under the United States Government’s Clean Air Act. Cytec is accused of violating the federal laws, guidelines and standards by emitting formaldehyde, methanol and other toxic Amino/Phenolic Resins. The EPA states this is a clear violation of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).

Exposure to these highly toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde, can cause serious respiratory injuries including eye, nose and throat irritation leading to long-term illnesses and chronic medical conditions. Methanol exposure leads to blurred vision, headaches, dizziness and nausea leading to chronic debilitating medical injuries. Both formaldehyde and methanol are highly toxic to patients currently suffering from bronchitis emphysema and asthma. Cytec company executives has alerted the EPA the plant has stopped the production of spray dried resins and will dismantle the production line.

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