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EPA: Tonawanda Coke Corp Making Progress

EPA: Tonawanda Coke Corp Making Progress. Federal and state authorities are reporting major progress at Tonawanda Coke Corp., a year after the western New York fuel producer was sentenced for environmental crimes.

Tonawanda Coke was fined $12.5 million last year after being found guilty in 2013 of knowingly releasing the carcinogen benzene into the air. As part of the sentence, a federal judge also ordered the company to spend up to $12.2 million on two environmental studies.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says participants at a Monday conference call with reporters will discuss “major progress” at the industrial site. EPA: Tonawanda Coke Corp Making Progress

Others participating include the Department of Justice, New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York state Attorney General’s Office.

Plant officials didn’t respond to a request for comment.Tonawanda Coke Corporation engages in the production and supply of foundry coke to the U.S. and Canadian foundry, and insulation and sugar beet industries. It offers metallurgical grade coal. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Tonawanda, New York. On October 15, 2018, Tonawanda Coke Corporation filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11

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