HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A federal complaint accuses the owner of a Hagerstown cement plant of violating the Clean Air Act and polluting the air.


The complaint by the Environmental Protection Agency was filed in federal court in Maryland against the plant’s current owner, Holcim, and previous owner St. Lawrence Cement. The complaint says the Security Road plant has been emitting more than 100 tons a year of sulfur dioxide and other pollutants.


The complaint seeks thousands of dollars a day in fines and wants the plant shut until the problem is fixed.


William Bumpers, a lawyer for the company, says the company has already taken steps to curb pollution.


The complaint was filed in April and revealed on Wednesday when it was reported in a publication in Switzerland, where Holcim is based.



(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. jiimmy says:

    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.
    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.

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