(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Ash Grove Cement $2.5 million for allegedly violating the federal Clean Air Act. The Kansas-based company, which has local facilities in Inkom and Idaho Falls, will have to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states around the country. Ash Grove will also have to pay $750,000 to mitigate the effects of past emissions. Authorities claim Ash Grove facilities produce harmful pollutants that have been linked to acid rain.
Stephen Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Robert Boyd, KSTU