EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment is fining Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg $40,000 for air pollution violations.

The department said Monday that the fine is part of a settlement reached in December. It involves emissions from a coal-fired boiler and failure to maintain records of nitrogen oxide emissions.

The fine is for emissions that exceeded the legal limit for visible pollution in 2008 and 2009.

The agreement states that the university voluntarily decommissioned the unit at its own expense and replaced it with a natural gas-powered boiler.

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