Ash Grove Cement Co. to pay $2.5M pollution penalty, invest $30M in plant upgrades

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement Co. has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty and invest about $30 million in pollution control technology at nine of its cement manufacturing plants, including one in Louisville, Neb.

Also as part of resolving alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act, the company has agreed to spend $750,000 to mitigate the effects of excess past emissions from several of its facilities.

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