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Corydon battery plant settles allegations of clean air violations

Daramic LLC will pay more than $260,000 to settle alleged clean air violations at its Corydon battery separator manufacturing plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleged the plant, which makes thin plastic sheets for lead-acid batteries, failed to adequately capture and recover volatile organic compound emissions. The agreement includes a $193,530 environmental project and a $68,297 penalty.
Daramic will install new equipment and modify its operations to better recover emissions, which will reduce emissions of trichloroethylene, a hazardous volatile organic compound, by about 450 tons per year.