Explosives manufacturer will pay $250,000 to settle EPA allegations

10/22/2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dyno Nobel will pay more than $250,000 to resolve alleged violations in how chemicals were handled and stored at its facilities in Carthage and Louisiana, Mo. The Environmental Protection Agency said a 2010 inspection found that one plant had amounts of anhydrous ammonia and nitric acid 100 times greater than the level requiring a risk-management plan to be provided to the EPA. Both chemicals can cause death after short exposure.

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