Montgomery Chemicals L.L.C. will pay a $36,000 penalty as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating methanol emissions rules at its Conshohocken chemical manufacturing facility, the EPA announced Thursday.
The company produces methanol, a hazardous air pollutant, during the manufacturing of sodium borohydride, a bleaching agent used by the paper industry. The agency alleges the company violated the Clean Air Act related to methanol emissions, monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting.
In addition to the penalty, Montgomery Chemicals has agreed to install a new scrubber to control emissions at the plant at 901 Conshohocken Road as required under a previous consent order with state regulators.