(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.
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Paul Menser, BizMojo Idaho
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