A Texas plant that recycles spent petroleum catalysts involved in oil refining will pay $7.5 million to settle environmental violations. The Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical facility was found to have released sulfur dioxide, ammonia and other pollutants into the air and also discharged toxic wastewater, say investigators from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The penalty is one of the largest of its type assessed in Texas history, said state Attorney General Greg Abbott.

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