A neighbor who complained about the company’s activities and emissions kept records that contributed to the case.
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A report by U.S. Steel investigators found that multiple equipment failures made the fire bigger and more destructive.
Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record $30 million fine to the company for the blast, focusing on the pipeline’s faulty slope stabilization.
An environmental group had challenged the company’s air quality permit.
The company said the county is not “honoring its end of the bargain” struck as part of a 2019 settlement over air pollution violations.
Shell said the odors could be associated with anti-corrosion treatments to the plant’s cooling water tower.
US Steel, other industrial companies will submit plans to lower emissions during weather ‘episodes.’