Marathon Petroleum settles allegations over air emissions

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says Marathon Petroleum Corp. will pay a fine of nearly $3 million and spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

It’s part of a settlement announced Tuesday over allegations of Clean Air Act violations against Marathon at 10 different facilities.

The federal government said that Marathon had failed to comply with some fuel quality emissions standards along with record keeping, sampling and testing requirements.

An agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Ohio says Marathon will make changes to reduce emissions at fuel storage tanks.

Marathon Petroleum is based in Findlay in northwest Ohio. The company says most of the alleged violations happened several years ago, and that it’s taking steps to prevent them from happening again.

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